Design of Adhesive Joints Under Humid Conditions

  • Lucas F. M. da Silva
  • Chiaki Sato

Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. John Comyn
    Pages 1-19
  3. Ralf Posner, Ozlem Ozcan, Guido Grundmeier
    Pages 21-52
  4. Gary Critchlow
    Pages 53-76
  5. Hidetoshi Yamabe
    Pages 95-111
  6. Ian A. Ashcroft, Andrew D. Crocombe
    Pages 123-146
  7. Andrew D. Crocombe, Ian A. Ashcroft
    Pages 147-182

About this book


This book describes most recent advances and limitations concerning design of adhesive joints under humid conditions and discusses future trends. It  presents new approaches to predict the failure load after exposure to load, temperature and humidity over a long period of time. With the rapid increase in numerical computing power there have been attempts to formalize the different environmental contributions in order to provide a procedure to predict assembly durability, based on an initial identification of diffusion coefficients and mechanical parameters for both the adhesive and the interface. A coupled numerical model for the joint of interest is then constructed and this allows local water content to be defined and resulting changes in adhesive and interface properties to be predicted.


adhesive joint strength assembly durability continuum mechanics damage mechanics fracture mechanics humid adhesive joints humid adhesive properties impact, vibration and fatigue interface properties moisture diffusion

Editors and affiliations

  • Lucas F. M. da Silva
    • 1
  • Chiaki Sato
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2., Precision and Intelligence LaboratoryTokyo Institute of TechnologyYokohamaJapan

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