The issues are described that structural engineers must face when considering steel-to-steel adhesive bonding. The mechanical properties of adhesive materials and fabrication techniques, the two facets that control the subsequent behavior of bonded connections, are considered. The strength, toughness and druability of steel-to-steel bonds are then considered, and the design of steel-to-steel connections is discussed. It is noted that adhesively bonded steel-to-steel connections can be designed to have satisfactory short-term strengths. Low temperature fracture toughness and long-term durability are 2 principal structural issues that need further study.

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  • Accession Number: 00494245
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1990 12:00AM