Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE)
Journal or Book Title
International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives
The peel resistance of four adhesives (“J-B Weld” by J-B Weld (adhesive A), 3 M Scotch-Weld DP 125 Gy (adhesive B), Loctite PL Premium (3x) Construction Adhesive (adhesive C), and Henkel Hysol EA9394 (adhesive D)) is investigated for their bonding performance of a styrene‐ethylene/butylene‐styrene– carbon black (SEBS–CB) composite membrane used in structural health monitoring (SHM) applications. Tests are performed on membrane samples bonded on four common structural materials, namely aluminium, steel, concrete, and fiberglass, to obtain the peel resistance of adhesives. Results show that adhesive B has the highest strength for aluminium, steel, and fiberglass substrates, and that adhesive C has the highest strength for the concrete substrate. The performance is also evaluated versus adhesive cost, a critical variable in SHM applications. Here, adhesive C performed best for all substrates. Lastly, membrane residuals resulting from the peel tests are compared. Tests show that Adhesive B resulted in the highest residual percentage for aluminium, while adhesive C performed better for all other substrates. However, membrane residuals for adhesive C do not show a positive correlation with the peel resistance.
Research Focus Area
Zeng, Wei; Sun, Weixing; Bowler, Nicola; and Laflamme, Simon, "Peel resistance of adhesive joints with elastomer–carbon black composite as surface sensing membranes" (2015). Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Publications. 82.