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ASM Handbook

Composites

Edited by
Daniel B. Miracle
Daniel B. Miracle
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Steven L. Donaldson
Steven L. Donaldson
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ASM International
Volume
21
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-195-5
Publication date:
2001
Book Chapter

Secondary Adhesive Bonding of Polymer-Matrix Composites

By
Flake C. Campbell
Flake C. Campbell
The Boeing Company—St. Louis
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Published:
2001
Page range:
620 - 632
Publication history
December 01, 2001

Abstract

Adhesive bonding is used to assemble composite components into larger structures. Finished components that are damaged during assembly or service are often repaired with adhesive-bonding techniques. This article summarizes criteria for adhesive selection and illustrates typical secondary adhesively bonded joint configurations. It discusses the highly loaded joint considerations of adhesives. The article describes epoxy adhesives that are commonly used for the bonding or repair of composite structures. It discusses the surface preparation of composites and metals, and honeycomb processing, including perimeter trimming, mechanical forming, heat forming, core splicing, contouring, and cleaning. The article presents basic steps involved in the adhesive-bonding process and concludes with a discussion on adhesive applications and tooling.

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Flake C. Campbell, 2001. "Secondary Adhesive Bonding of Polymer-Matrix Composites", Composites, Daniel B. Miracle, Steven L. Donaldson

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