The Journal of Adhesion (J ADHESION)

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: A butt-joint was formed between two pipes of dissimilar materials, steel and aluminum, by winding a wetted roving of carbon fiber with epoxy at ±45° angle. On the curing of the epoxy, a tight carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) sleeve was formed, joining the ends of the pipes. The CFRP butt-joint was characterized for two kinds of loads: tensile and bending. Based on the joint strength performance, the specimens were categorized into two groups, thin and thick CFRP sleeved specimens. In the tensile testing, the thin sleeved specimen failed through the breakage of the CFRP sleeve at the joint plane because the axial stress developed in CFRP sleeve exceeded the ultimate strength of the CFRP. However, the thick sleeved specimens resisted the axial load in the sleeve and the weaker adherend, the aluminum pipe, slipped out of the CFRP sleeve. In the flexural testing, the thin CFRP sleeved specimens also failed by failure of the CFRP sleeve at the joint plane while the specimens of thick CFRP sleeve failed by the formation of a plastic hinge near the edge of the CFRP sleeve.
    The Journal of Adhesion 09/2015; 91(9):725-749. DOI:10.1080/00218464.2014.972502
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    ABSTRACT: This article reports a study on the effect of TiO2 nanoparticles on the adhesion strength of steel–glass/epoxy composite joints bonded with two-part structural acrylic adhesives. The introduction of nano-TiO2 in the two-part acrylic adhesive led to a remarkable enhancement in the shear and tensile strength of the composite joints. The shear and tensile strengths of the adhesive joints increased with adding the filler content up to 3 wt.%, after which it decreased with adding more filler content. Also, addition of nanoparticles caused a reduction in the peel strength of the joints. Differential scanning calorimeter analysis revealed that glass transition temperature (T g) values of the adhesives rose with increasing the nano-filler content. The equilibrium water contact angle decreased for adhesives containing nanoparticles. Scanning electron microscope micrographs revealed that addition of nanoparticles altered the fracture morphology from smooth to rough fracture surfaces.
    The Journal of Adhesion 09/2015; 91(9):663-676. DOI:10.1080/00218464.2014.961187
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    ABSTRACT: The capabilities of structural bonding are more and more used. Estimating the abilities of an adhesive to endure repetitive loadings and to keep stable its mechanical properties along service life is an essential point to analyze in order to conduct fatigue assessments. The aim of this study is to develop a predictive tool for describing the fatigue behavior of an adhesive in an assembly under cyclic loadings. The approach developed analyzes the influence of viscosity on the mechanical behavior of an adhesive in an assembly based on monotonic and creep test results. Thanks to the evaluation of viscous phenomena, it is possible to predict the cyclic response of the adhesive. The experimental approach uses a unique bonded joint designed to limit the stress concentrations and with a maximum stress state in the center of the adhesive. In this paper, following the strategy developed under monotonic loading, experimental results under cyclic loading are presented for different types of loading using several load ratios and amplitudes. These results underline that the evolution of viscous deformations depends on the loading type. Under shear loading and for a ductile structural adhesive, the experimental results are well described using a viscoelastic–viscoplastic constitutive model with nonlinear viscous parameters. This model makes it possible to analyze the influence of different parameters on the mechanical response of bonded joints under cyclic shear loadings.
    The Journal of Adhesion 09/2015; 91(9):701-724. DOI:10.1080/00218464.2014.963840
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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 mechanical analysis of adhesive repair of honeycomb sandwich composite plate is more complicated than that of the laminated plate repair, because not only the laminated damage, but also the honeycomb buckling should be considered. Experimental and numerical investigations are carried out to understand the damage propagation and ultimate strength of both open-hole and repair plates under compressive load. The results of numerical models are verified by experimental data and they are found in good agreement. It is revealed from the results that the strength of open-hole plate is about 34% of the strength of intact plate, while the strength of repair plate could resume to 76% of that of intact plate after the repair process. It is found that the structure strength increases as the scarf repair angle decreases due to the decline of shear stress in the adhesive. We also present the optimum ply sequence and the optimum number of overlays in considering the improvement of structure strength. This research will be useful in improving the design and analysis techniques for scarf patch repair of sandwich structures.
    The Journal of Adhesion 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/00218464.2015.1036042
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    ABSTRACT: The relationship between the adhesive bonding strengths and the bonding areas (sizes) is important for material and structural designs, because adhesive bonding is widely used not only in small scale electronic devices, but also in large scale composite-metal joints of modern aircraft/ship structures. Therefore, a systematic experimental investigation on adhesive bonding strengths of polymer/polymer, metal/metal and polymer/metal joints was conducted. Results show that the size effect of the bonding strengths is small for the current bonding areas (from 30 to 300 mm2), which are widely employed in most of the test standards for engineering designs.
    The Journal of Adhesion 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/00218464.2014.988328
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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: 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: 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: Cohesive zone modeling (CZM) has been extensively used in recent years to simulate failure in adhesive joints. Accurate determination of the traction separation law (TSL) (or parameters of the CZM) is very crucial to the success of this approach. Recent experimental investigations have indicated that loading rate influences the TSL/CZM parameters. In this work we have attempted to measure the TSL using two different approaches for an adherend/adhesive system which always fails by interfacial failure. In the first approach, the TSL is obtained by differentiating the experimentally measured J integral by the opening displacement. The second, an inverse approach, involves a Finite Element (FE) analysis in which the adhesive layer is also modeled and cohesive elements are used to model the interfacial failure. The TSL is then obtained iteratively by matching the numerical load-displacement data to that obtained in experiments. We show that the first approach yielded TSLs which are dependent on both adhesive layer thickness and the loading rate, whereas the second approach yielded a TSL which is independent of the adhesive layer thickness and the loading rate. Therefore the TSL obtained from the second approach is intrinsic to the adhesive/adherend pair and in that sense is unique.
    The Journal of Adhesion 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/00218464.2015.1046986