Technology of Mixed Adhesive Joints

  • Lucas F. M. da SilvaEmail author
Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 6)


The technique of mixed adhesive joints has been originally proposed more than 40 years ago. However, its practical implementation is still very limited. Aspects associated with the automotive, aeronautical and aerospace industries that could benefit from this technique are described. There are basically two types of problems that the mixed-adhesive technique can solve. The first is related to improvements of joint strength in relation to joints with stiff and brittle adhesives. The second is to extend the temperature range of adhesive joints. Results that illustrate the potentiality of this technique in terms of these two aspects are presented. Simple and elaborated predictive analytical models are described and practical manufacture solutions are proposed to ease the implementation of this technique in practice.


Failure Load Joint Strength Adhesive Joint Cohesive Element Load Displacement Curve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringFaculty of Engineering of the University of PortoPortoPortugal

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