Change of load-bearing capacity of adhesive joints of unequal materials after climatic test

  • 1 Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Technology, Materials and Computer Supported Production, Slovakia
  • 2 Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Automotive Production, Slovakia


The paper provides an overview of the load-bearing capacity of joints of the same and unequal thin steel sheets formed on different pretreated surfaces by adhesive bonding. Four types of surface preparation and rubber-based adhesive were tested. The joints were subjected to a climatic test according to VW: PV1200. The change in the load-bearing capacity of the joints was evaluated on the basis of the force at the joint failure, the type of failure and on the basis of the load to displacement ratio.



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