The use of adhesive bonding has been steadily increasing, thanks to its advantages compared to other joining methods. Its use is widespread in several fields, such as construction, aeronautics, automotive industry, packaging and medical applications. As a result, and due to the requirements of their application, it becomes increasingly necessary to reliably estimate their mechanical behaviour. Experimentally, there are several standard methods for that purpose, but these always require equipment and materials that are not always available. The use of Cohesive Zone Modelling (CZM), together with finite element method (FEM) software, is an accurate technique to calculate the strength of adhesive joints, provided that the model is properly validated beforehand.
|Publication status||Published - 4 Sep 2018|