Structural applications

Structural adhesives are ideal for bonding large areas of sheet materials. They can produce a much better finished appearance to an assembly than, say, rivets, or spot welding or screws. The local stress introduced at each fixing point will be eliminated. Furthermore, adhesives prevent the corrosion problems normally

Fig. 29.13 A structural adhesive used to bond a stiffener to an aluminium car bonnet. To line up the two parts a purpose made fixture is designed

Fig. 29.13 A structural adhesive used to bond a stiffener to an aluminium car bonnet. To line up the two parts a purpose made fixture is designed

Double Glazing Foam Rubber

Fig. 29.12 (a) Bonding rubber to uPVC double glazing units, (b) Bonding toroid to the PCB from a temperature control unit, (c) Bonding brass to PVC on a connector, (d) Bonding foam rubber to moulded polyurethane grouting tool

Fig. 29.12 (a) Bonding rubber to uPVC double glazing units, (b) Bonding toroid to the PCB from a temperature control unit, (c) Bonding brass to PVC on a connector, (d) Bonding foam rubber to moulded polyurethane grouting tool

Garage Door Stiffener
Fig. 29.14 Mild steel stiffeners are bonded to up and over garage door. Result: rigidity, unblemished exterior surfaces

associated with joining dissimilar materials. This is a cost effective method of providing high strength joints.

EN ISO 15785:2002. Technical drawings - Symbolic presentation and indication of adhesive, fold and pressed joints. This Standard includes examples of graphical symbols, indication of joints in drawings, basic conventions for symbolic presentation and indication of joints. Also included are designation examples and the dimensioning of graphical symbols.

The authors wish to express their thanks for the assistance given and permission to include examples showing the application of adhesives in this chapter by Loctite UK, a division of Loctite Holdings Ltd, Watchmead, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1JB.

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