TC4 - Lecture 3

Fracture in adhesive joints

Summary

The lecture will firstly address the measurement of fracture resistance in adhesive joints between high performance substrates as are commonly employed in the aerospace industry. Secondly, the lecture will address adhesively bonded composite joints used in structural engineering applications where CFRP substrates are rarely employed, and the manufacturing processes used are much less controllable.

Lecturers

Bamber Blackman

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, London UK. b.blackman@imperial.ac.uk

Anastasios Vassilopoulos

Composite Construction Laboratory (CCLab), EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. anastasios.vassilopoulos@epfl.ch