Location

Brunswick, ME

Start Date

1-1-1990 12:00 AM

Description

Adhesively bonded structures are increasingly being used for marine applications. One such application involves the use of adhesively bonded cylinders of polyethylene—rubber—steel. Steel forms the inner-most cylindrical lamina and polyethylene forms the outermost layer of this component. The adhesively sandwiched lamina, rubber, is subjected to axial shear loads—tangential to the curved surfaces. For this component to perform well under load it is necessary that the adhesive bonds at the polyethylene-rubber and steel-rubber interfaces be strong and free of any deleterious delaminations. Any surface areas which are devoid of adhesive, have trapped gas, are not chemically bonded by the adhesive or are simply in mechanical contact, form areas of delaminations detrimental to the performance of these components.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

9B

Chapter

Chapter 7: Engineered Materials

Section

Adhesive Joints

Pages

1255-1262

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4684-5772-8_161

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Ultrasonic Imaging of Disbonds in Adhesively Bonded Cylinderical Layers

Brunswick, ME

Adhesively bonded structures are increasingly being used for marine applications. One such application involves the use of adhesively bonded cylinders of polyethylene—rubber—steel. Steel forms the inner-most cylindrical lamina and polyethylene forms the outermost layer of this component. The adhesively sandwiched lamina, rubber, is subjected to axial shear loads—tangential to the curved surfaces. For this component to perform well under load it is necessary that the adhesive bonds at the polyethylene-rubber and steel-rubber interfaces be strong and free of any deleterious delaminations. Any surface areas which are devoid of adhesive, have trapped gas, are not chemically bonded by the adhesive or are simply in mechanical contact, form areas of delaminations detrimental to the performance of these components.