Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Lucas F. M. da Silva, Andreas Öchsner, Robert D. Adams
    Pages 1-7
  3. Theory of Adhesion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. David E. Packham
      Pages 11-41
    3. Maurice Brogly
      Pages 43-70
    4. Martin E. R. Shanahan, Wulff Possart
      Pages 71-100
    5. Günter Reiter
      Pages 101-113
    6. Wulff Possart, Martin E. R. Shanahan
      Pages 115-128
  4. Surface Treatments

  5. Adhesive and Sealant Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Hyun-Joong Kim, Dong-Hyuk Lim, Hyeon-Deuk Hwang, Byoung-Ho Lee
      Pages 319-343
    3. Eric Papon
      Pages 345-372
    4. Charles W. Paul, Eric Silverberg
      Pages 373-407
    5. Ewen J. C. Kellar
      Pages 409-430
  6. Testing of Adhesive Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 431-431
    2. David A. Dillard
      Pages 433-457
    3. John Comyn
      Pages 459-487
    4. Lucas F. M. da Silva, Ricardo J. C. Carbas, Mariana D. Banea
      Pages 489-521
    5. Bamber R. K. Blackman
      Pages 523-554
    6. Luca Goglio
      Pages 555-592
    7. David A. Dillard, Tetsuo Yamaguchi
      Pages 593-612
  7. Joint Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 613-613
    2. Erol Sancaktar
      Pages 615-663
    3. Liyong Tong, Quantian Luo
      Pages 665-700
    4. Ian A. Ashcroft, Aamir Mubashar
      Pages 701-739
    5. Andreas Öchsner
      Pages 741-772
    6. Lucas F. M. da Silva, Eduardo A. S. Marques, Raul D. S. G. Campilho
      Pages 773-810
    7. Gregory L. Anderson
      Pages 811-828
    8. Chiaki Sato
      Pages 829-852
    9. Robert D. Adams, Duncan G. A. Cooper, Stuart Pearson
      Pages 853-876
  8. Durability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 877-877
    2. Ian A. Ashcroft, John Comyn, Aamir Mubashar
      Pages 879-914
    3. Sabine Dagras, Julien Eck, Claire Tonon, Denis Lavielle
      Pages 915-940
    4. Ian A. Ashcroft
      Pages 941-973
    5. Paul Ludwig Geiß, Melanie Schumann
      Pages 975-1007
    6. James D. Palmer
      Pages 1009-1028
  9. Manufacture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1029-1029
    2. Hans K. Engeldinger, Cai R. Lim
      Pages 1031-1049
    3. Andreas Lutz
      Pages 1051-1089
    4. Manfred Peschka
      Pages 1091-1116
    5. Ansgar van Halteren
      Pages 1117-1126
  10. Quality Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1127-1127
    2. Kazutami Wakabayashi
      Pages 1129-1150
    3. Kosuke Haraga
      Pages 1151-1169

About this book


This 2nd edition is a complete revision with an update of the methods that have been investigated recently and that are now fully accepted by the adhesion community. Themes that are now treated in more detail include for example hybrid adhesives used for automotive applications, ecofriendly surface treatments, damage mechanics, joint durability prediction and functionally graded joints. There is also a new chapter related to the application of adhesives in the oil industry. Besides these content changes, there has been a complete revision of all chapters in terms of text, figures, tables and references for a more didactic character of this reference book.

The Handbook of Adhesion Technology is intended to be the definitive reference in the field. Essential information is provided for all those concerned with adhesion, which is a phenomenon of interest in diverse scientific disciplines and of importance in a wide range of technologies. Therefore, this book includes the background science (physics, chemistry and materials science), engineering aspects and industry-specific applications. It is arranged in a user-friendly format with ten main sections: theory of adhesion, surface treatments, adhesive and sealant materials, testing of adhesive properties, joint design, durability, manufacture, quality control, applications and emerging areas. Each section contains about five chapters written by internationally renowned authors who are authorities in their fields.

This book offers a quick, but authoritative, description of topics in the field of adhesion and the practical use of adhesives and sealants. Scientists and engineers of many different backgrounds who need to have an understanding of various aspects of adhesion technology will find it highly valuable. These will include those working in research or design, as well as others involved with marketing services. Graduate students in materials, processes and manufacturing will also want to consult it.


Adhesive design Joint Durability Joint design Adhesive Paints Quality control of joints Adhesive Sealants Surface treatments Adhesive Welding Hybrid joints Joint stability Composite structures

Editors and affiliations

  • Lucas F. M. da Silva
    • 1
  • Andreas Öchsner
    • 2
  • Robert D. Adams
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringFaculty of Engineering, University of PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringEsslingen University of Applied SciencesEsslingenGermany
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of BristolBristolUK

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