Science and Technology of Bolt-Adhesive Joints

  • Jan R. WeitzenböckEmail author
  • Dag McGeorge
Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 6)


This chapter addresses bolt-adhesive joints to transfer both loads and moments. All our examples are taken from maritime applications. Experience has shown that bolt-adhesive joints in the maritime industry are not designed for hybrid action where one joining method improves the performance of the other. Rather they are used in a fail-safe-mode where one joining method takes over should the other fail. Three different applications will be discussed: (1) composite superstructures and composite to steel joints on large ocean going vessels, (2) adhesive bonding of windows, also known as “direct glazing” and (3) cellular sandwich concept for large ocean going ships such as bulk carriers. The sandwich is composed of two steel faces and a lightweight concrete core.


Adhesive Bonding Concrete Core Laminate Glass Glass Pane Steel Deck 
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  1. 1.Det Norske Veritas ASHøvikNorway

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