The Journal of Adhesion Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Journal description

This journal is of very broad interest to the large technical community concerned with the development of an understanding of the phenomenon of adhesion and its practical applications. The art of adhesion is maturing into a science which requires a broad, coordinated interdisciplinary effort to provide an understanding of its complex nature and numerous manifestations. The Journal of Adhesion provides a forum for discussion of the basic and applied problems in adhesion. Papers are considered relevant if they contribute to the understanding of the response of systems of joined materials to mechanical or other disruptive influences. Experimental papers are required to incorporate theoretical background and theoretical papers must relate to practice.

Current impact factor: 0.90

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 0.897
2012 Impact Factor 0.857
2011 Impact Factor 1.31
2010 Impact Factor 1.066
2009 Impact Factor 0.688
2008 Impact Factor 0.685
2007 Impact Factor 1
2006 Impact Factor 1.046
2005 Impact Factor 1.128
2004 Impact Factor 0.505
2003 Impact Factor 0.582
2002 Impact Factor 0.559
2001 Impact Factor 0.68
2000 Impact Factor 0.728
1999 Impact Factor 0.866

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.00
Cited half-life 0.00
Immediacy index 0.06
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.33
Website The Journal of Adhesion website
Other titles The Journal of adhesion, Adhesion
ISSN 0021-8464
OCLC 1790905
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Exposure to environmental factors, especially moisture, is recognized as the major cause of degradation of adhesive joints. In this work, complementing a previous study on exposure to moisture, single lap joints were subjected to immersion in water, up to five weeks, at room temperature and 50 °C. The material of the adherends was mild steel, and the adhesive was a bi-component epoxy. The specimens were fabricated using the open-face technique. Mechanical testing at the end of the relevant period of immersion showed an initial loss of ultimate load, after one week at 50 °C or two at room temperature; then, the strength remained practically constant over the remaining time. The loss was more accentuated after immersion at 50 °C, about 70%, than at room temperature, about 30%. Also a reduction in stiffness of the joints was measured, again dramatic (about 70%) after immersion at 50 °C, moderate (about 10%) after room temperature immersion. Optical examination, performed before closing the open-face specimens and after mechanical testing, showed that the major damage mechanism was the formation of blisters filled by liquid at the primary adherend/primary adhesive interface, causing the failure mode to change from cohesive to interfacial.
    The Journal of Adhesion 08/2015; 91(8). DOI:10.1080/00218464.2014.948614
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    ABSTRACT: Structural bonding is nowadays widespread in the industry. However, characterisation methods and 3D modelling of the adhesives need to be improved. The characterisation requires an experimental procedure to obtain a large experimental database under various loading cases, which represents a significant amount of data. The 3D modelling requires advanced models with several parameters to identify and generally uses inverse identification procedures, which can be time expensive. For a good accuracy, the constitutive models need to take into account the dependency on the hydrostatic stress and be written under the non-associated formalism. In this study, the experimental database is obtained via a modified Arcan test that can cover a wide range of loadings between tension, shear, mixed tension–shear, and mixed compression–shear. A second experimental campaign is realized with a tension/compression–torsion (TCT) test that can cover a greater range of loadings: from tension to compression and mixed tension/compression–shear, with an infinite possibility of mixed loadings. The modified Arcan database is used to identify a 3D elastic–plastic Mahnken–Schlimmer type model, according to an inverse identification procedure developed in a previous study. This model identification is validated on the experimental database coming from the TCT test: a numerical/experimental comparison is realized. This allows the validation of the model and emphasizes the benefits of the TCT test. Indeed, it proves that this test is well suited to characterize adhesive joints and presents several capacities that will be really useful for further studies, like an infinite range of non-proportional loadings available.
    The Journal of Adhesion 08/2015; 91(8). DOI:10.1080/00218464.2014.946019
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    ABSTRACT: An experimental study was done to measure the force of adhesion of molten wax droplets, 3.1 mm in diameter, dropped from heights ranging from 20 to 50 mm onto porous polyethylene and Teflon surfaces. The Teflon surface had 0.25-mm holes drilled in it and the three polyethylene surfaces had random pores with mean diameters of 35, 70, and 125 μm, respectively. The force required to remove the solidified ink from the surface was measured using a pull test. Wax splats were attached to the substrate by both adhesive and cohesive forces. The cohesive force was calculated by multiplying the ultimate tensile strength of the wax (2.2 MPa) by the cross-sectional area of the wax penetrating into surface pores. The adhesive force was obtained by multiplying the contact area between the wax and substrate by the adhesion strength per unit area, estimated to be 0.2 MPa for polyethylene and 0.1 MPa for Teflon surfaces. The contact area between splats and the substrate was typically about 60–70% of the splat area. The edges of splats lifted up, preventing complete contact.
    The Journal of Adhesion 07/2015; 91(7). DOI:10.1080/00218464.2014.934361
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    ABSTRACT: The loop tack, peel strength and shear strength of cross-linked epoxidized natural rubber (ENR-50)/acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR) blend adhesives were studied in the presence of coumarone-indene resin. Benzoyl peroxide was used as the cross-linking agent with dosage ranging from 1 to 5 parts per hundred rubber by weight (phr). Toluene was used as the solvent throughout the investigation. A SHEEN hand coater was used to coat the adhesive on a polyethylene terephthalate substrate at 60 and 120 μm coating thickness. The adhesive was cured at 80°C for 30 min prior to testing on a Lloyd adhesion tester operating at various testing rates from 10 to 60 cm min−1. Results show that loop tack and peel strength of the ENR-50/NBR adhesives pass through a maximum value at 4 phr of benzoyl peroxide dosage. This observation is attributed to the increase in cohesive strength which culminates at 4 phr benzoyl peroxide loading. However, shear strength increases steadily with dosage of benzoyl peroxide due to the continuous increase in the cohesive strength as crosslinking of the rubber blend proceeds. In all cases, the adhesion properties increase with increasing coating thickness and testing rates.
    The Journal of Adhesion 06/2015; 91(6). DOI:10.1080/00218464.2014.918510
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    ABSTRACT: Grafting of methyl methacrylate (MMA) and styrene (St) onto polychloroprene latex (CRL) was carried out successfully using emulsion polymerization. The chemical structure of the grafted copolymer was characterized using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The compatibilizing effects of the grafted polymer CRL-g-(MMA-co-St) on the CRL/styrene-acrylate emulsion (SAE) blend were investigated using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), and mechanical testing. The results showed that the mechanical properties of the contained CRL-g-(MMA-co-St) blend improved significantly in comparison to those of the simple CRL/SAE blend. For the contained CRL-g-(MMA-co-St) blend, the maximum tensile strength (6.72 MPa) and the maximum elongation at break (1142.6%) were obtained when the content of SAE was 60% (occupied by the total dry weight). At the same content of SAE, the T-peel and lap shear strengths of the contact adhesive derived from the contained CRL-g-(MMA-co-St) blend were 5.3 N/mm (canvas to canvas) and 1.8 MPa (plywood to plywood), respectively. The grafted copolymer CRL-g-(MMA-co-St) showed a remarkable compatibilizing effect on the CRL/SAE blends by drastically improving their mechanical properties.
    The Journal of Adhesion 06/2015; 91(6). DOI:10.1080/00218464.2014.911696
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, the fracture toughness parameters of two types of dentistry cement have been investigated based on numerical and experimental analysis. Dentistry cements are largely applicable and useful when it comes to mending teeth and are used as resin and filler. Composite cement and adhesive resin cement are among the helpful cements in dentistry. As a result of production and the loading conditions in the mouth, the generation of micro-cracks is inevitable. In this research, by producing butterfly Arcan samples including crack and by loading those in different angles, pure mode-I, pure mode-II, and mixed-mode fracture data were obtained. The experiments were conducted by an Arcan fixture and loading device, which had the ability of investigating the fracture parameters of materials in different loading angles. By calculating the geometrical correction factors by using ABAQUS finite element software, fracture toughness and critical energy release rate have been obtained. Also, the effects of crack length, elasticity modulus, and Poisson's coefficient on the fracture parameters and energy release rate in different loading angles have been studied using numerical analysis.
    The Journal of Adhesion 06/2015; 91(6). DOI:10.1080/00218464.2014.924411
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    ABSTRACT: In the present paper, the shear buckling analyses of adhesively bonded plates including an orthotropic material were performed. The adherends were selected as an isotropic homogenous material and a single adhesive was used in the overlap region. In the adhesive layer, an orthotropic material was located as an inclusion and its shape was assumed with an elliptical geometry. Three different orthotropic inclusions were selected: glass/epoxy, graphite/epoxy, and boron/epoxy. The effects of the inclusion shape and properties on the shear buckling were investigated via finite element analyses. The finite element analyses were verified according to an analytical solution having a full homogeneous isotropic adhesive layer. The analysis results showed that the maximum buckling loads were obtained when using the boron/epoxy inclusion compared to the glass/epoxy and graphite/epoxy inclusions. In addition, the possibility of delamination in the vicinity of the inclusion was examined. By this means, the influences of the delamination shape and magnitude on the critical buckling load were investigated. The greatest effect was obtained when the delamination shape was close to a circle and its magnitude was the largest.
    The Journal of Adhesion 04/2015; DOI:10.1080/00218464.2015.1019064
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    ABSTRACT: The effect of magnesium oxide loading on the adhesion properties of epoxidized natural rubber (ENR 50)/acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR)-based pressure-sensitive adhesives were systematically investigated using 40 parts per hundred parts of rubber (phr) of coumarone-indene resin as the tackifier. The concentration range of magnesium oxide was from 10-50 phr. Toluene and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film were selected as the solvent and substrate respectively throughout the experiment. A Sheen hand coater was used to coat the adhesive onto the PET substrate at various coating thicknesses. Viscosity of the adhesive was measured by a Brookfield Viscometer whereas the loop tack, peel strength and shear strength were determined by an adhesion tester operating at 10-60 cm/min. Results indicate the viscosity increases with magnesium oxide loading, an observation which is attributed to the concentration effect of the filler. However, loop tack, peel strength and shear strength increases with magnesium oxide loading up to 30 phr before decreases with further addition of the filler. This observation is ascribed to the effect of varying degree of wettability of the adhesive which culminates at 30 phr of magnesium oxide loading. For a fixed loading of magnesium oxide, all the adhesion properties of adhesives increase with increasing coating thickness and rate of testing.
    The Journal of Adhesion 04/2015; DOI:10.1080/00218464.2015.1027338
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    ABSTRACT: Thermal effects on welded joints between fiber-reinforced thermoplastics (FRTPs) and metals have been investigated theoretically and experimentally. Because FRTPs use thermoplastics as matrix resin, they have advantages over fiber-reinforced thermoset plastics (FRPs or FRSPs), including the ability to be welded. When dissimilar materials are welded together, however, thermal stress occurs due to the materials’ different thermal expansions and affects the energy release rate of the joint. Therefore, a method for evaluating the true energy release rate, including the effect of thermal stress, is necessary for strength evaluation tests. Although several theories that compensate for the thermal stress and evaluate the true energy release rate have already been proposed, they require parameters that are difficult to measure. Therefore, it is difficult to apply them in experimental investigations. In this paper, a theoretical method with easily-measurable parameters is proposed to calculate the energy release rate of welded double cantilever beam (DCB) joints. The effect of the thermal stress on the critical energy release rate is discussed in terms of the experimental results of a welded DCB specimen composed of a FRTP and an aluminum alloy.
    The Journal of Adhesion 04/2015; DOI:10.1080/00218464.2015.1031339
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    ABSTRACT: A spherical particle lies on a sinusoidal surface under the force of adhesion. Both the sphere and the wavy body are considered to be elastic. Because the radius of curvature of the surface varies with position, the composite radius of curvature of the sphere and the surface also varies with position. The total energy of the system, which includes the adhesion energy, decreases as the composite radius of curvature increases. As a consequence it is energetically favorable for the sphere to move away from the surface peaks and toward the valleys. The existence of this adhesion-energy-induced driving force demonstrated theoretically and its value is determined for a range of sphere positions. Linear theory predicts that it can be as large as about 2% of the pull-off force. The inclusion of non-linear effects would be expected to increase this driving force.
    The Journal of Adhesion 04/2015; DOI:10.1080/00218464.2015.1026333
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    ABSTRACT: This paper focuses on a new coupling solution for determining the elastic interfacial shear and normal stresses in an adhesive joint between a strengthening plate and a simply supported beam. The mismatch of the curvatures in the beam and plate is considered by including both the effect of the adherend shear deformations and the prestressed laminates model. This new method leads to the coupling of governing differential equations for the interfacial shear and normal stresses. Most of the other solutions in the literature assume that the beam and plate have an equal curvature to uncouple this effect. In this paper, however, a solution is presented to calculate the interfacial stresses of beams strengthened with a prestressed composite plate having a new rigidity model coupled with the shear lag effect, which are neglected by the previous studies. It is found that the present method can predict accurately stresses in the interior and near the ends of the adhesive layer, where the stress fields can be significantly influenced by the edge effects. A parametric study was carried out to show how the stress concentration and distribution are influenced by the dimensions of the adherends and the material properties of the strengthened beam.
    The Journal of Adhesion 04/2015; 91(4). DOI:10.1080/00218464.2014.897623
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    ABSTRACT: Quantitative assessment of adhesive bond strength on composite surfaces with respect to silicone contamination is presented and discussed. By using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, the precise surface contamination level was determined. When correlated with adhesive bond strength measurements, low-, medium-, and high-risk contamination levels were identified.
    The Journal of Adhesion 04/2015; 91(4). DOI:10.1080/00218464.2014.902761
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    ABSTRACT: The effect of kaolin loading on the viscosity and shear strength of natural-rubber-based pressure-sensitive adhesive was studied using coumarone-indene resin, toluene, and polyethylene terephthalate as tackifier, solvent, and substrate, respectively. Kaolin loading ranged from 10 to 60 parts per hundred parts of rubber (phr) whereas the tackifier content was fixed at 40 phr. The viscosity and shear strength—from lap shear test—were determined by a Brookfield viscometer and Lloyd adhesion tester, respectively. Results show that viscosity increases with increasing kaolin loading. However, shear strength increases up to 20 phr kaolin loading, after which it decreases with further filler loading. This observation is attributed to the culmination of cohesive strength at the optimum loading of kaolin filler. For a fixed kaolin loading, the shear strength increases with coating thickness and testing rate.
    The Journal of Adhesion 04/2015; 91(4). DOI:10.1080/00218464.2014.901172