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Fatigue and creep testing of adhesives and thermoplastic joined systems GPG104

Welded thermoplastic and adhesively bonded joints are expected to retain a significant proportion of their load bearing capacity for the entire duration of the service life of the joined system. However, service conditions can often involve exposure to static and/or cyclic fatigue loading conditions. Fatigue damage can be particularly harmful to the structural integrity of bonded joints, shortening the life expectancy of the joined system by considerable margins, and is known to occur at relatively low stress levels, particularly in the presence of hostile environments. 


24 Jun 2020
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