Adhesion 12 pp 174-192 | Cite as

The Effect of the Adhesive Thickness on the Strength of a Bonded Joint

  • A. D. Crocombe
  • A. C. Moult


Adhesives have been used in structural applications for many years now. With most modern high peel strength adhesives joint failure in metal to metal bonds will invariably occur through a cohesive failure of the adhesive. Thus it is a reasonable premise that analysis based on the material properties of the adhesive and adherend should provide a good tool for joint design.


Joint Strength Peel Test Effective Plastic Strain Yield Zone Closed Form Analysis 
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© Elsevier Applied Science Publishers Ltd 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. D. Crocombe
    • 1
  • A. C. Moult
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of SurreyGuildfordUK
  2. 2.Crescent ConsultantsUniversity of NottinghamUK

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