Reference Work Entry

Handbook of Adhesion Technology

pp 551-595

Constitutive Adhesive and Sealant Models

  • Erol SancaktarAffiliated withDepartment of Polymer Engineering, University of Akron Email author 


A complete approach to modeling adhesives and sealants needs to include considerations for: deformation theories and viscoelasticity with linearity and nonlinearity considerations, rubber elasticity, singularity methods, bulk adhesive as composite material, damage models, the effects of cure and processing conditions on the mechanical behavior, and the concept of the “interphase.”