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: 1.42

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 1.417
2013 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 1.46
Cited half-life >10.0
Immediacy index 0.25
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.39
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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    ABSTRACT: This work presents a survey of computational methods for adhesive contact focusing on general continuum mechanical models for attractive interactions between solids that are suitable for describing bonding and debonding of arbitrary bodies. The most general approaches are local models that can be applied irrespective of the geometry of the bodies. Two cases can be distinguished: local material models governing the constitutive behavior of adhesives, and local interface models governing adhesion and cohesion at interfaces in the form of traction–separation laws. For both models various sub-categories are identified and described, and used to organize the available literature that has contributed to their advancement. Due to their popularity and importance, this survey also gives an overview of effective adhesion models that have been formulated to characterize the global behavior of specific adhesion problems.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · The Journal of Adhesion
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    ABSTRACT: Dependence of adhesion properties of benzoyl-peroxide-cured epoxidized natural rubber (ENR 25)/acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR) blend adhesive on testing rate was systematically studied. Coumarone-indene resin and gum rosin were used as tackifiers. Toluene was used as solvent throughout the study. The SHEEN hand coater was used to coat the adhesive on polyethylene terephthalate at 30 and 120 µm coating thickness. The adhesion properties were measured by a Lloyd adhesion tester operating at different rates of testing. Results showed that the loop tack, peel strength, and shear strength increased with increasing testing rate, an observation that was attributed to the viscoelastic nature of adhesive. In all cases, the adhesion properties of the adhesives also increased with increasing coating thickness.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · The Journal of Adhesion
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    ABSTRACT: The adhesion strength of the coated SiO2 thin film to SUS304 stainless steel substrates with various surface treatment conditions is studied in this research. The surface of the SUS304 stainless steel substrate is first treated with 1000-W plasma and then a SiO2 thin film is deposited onto the surface via radio-frequency magnetron sputtering. Scanning electron microscopy is employed to observe the surface and cross section of the coating and X-ray diffraction is used to analyze the crystallographic structure. Moreover, a nanoscratch test instrument was employed to examine the indentation, scratches, coating hardness, modulus of elasticity, coefficient of friction, and critical adhesion of the SiO2 film and to obtain surface profiles. A comparison of the coating adhesion of the substrate surfaces with and without plasma treatment indicates that critical adhesion increases significantly after Ar/N2/O2 plasma treatment.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · The Journal of Adhesion
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    ABSTRACT: Ni/Cu two-step plating has been applied to solar cells as a metallization technique since it has low contact resistance after nickel sintering process, and is suitable for fabricating narrow fingers. However, a reliable adhesion of the Ni/Cu contact is still one of the remaining challenges. In this experiment, a peel force test was used to investigate the dependence of varied sintering temperatures on the adhesion of the Ni/Cu front contact. The surface of the bus bars was observed by field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM) to analyze the high and low adhesion regions. When the adhesion result was high, silicon chunks from the substrate were often observed on the nickel layer (ribbon side). Also, the influence of oxidation on the nickel surface during the sintering was discussed with the oxygen atomic ratio, which was measured by energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). Decent adhesion values up to 1.16 N/mm average with 2.47 N/mm maximum have been achieved with good soldering process.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · The Journal of Adhesion
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    ABSTRACT: Temperature is a very important factor that must be fully considered in the study the adhesive joint strength. In this paper, a silyl modified polymer based adhesive ISR 70-08 which is widely used in engineering was studied. Dog-bone specimens were fabricated and tested at -40℃, room temperature (RT) and 90℃. Results show a decrease in the main mechanical properties with increasing temperature. Butt joints (BJs), single lap joints (SLJs) and Scarf joint (SJs) were fabricated and tested at different temperature. A quadratic polynomial expression was an ideal choice to express the joint strength as a function of temperature which was obtained using the least square method. Temperature combinations of -40°C, 0°C and 90°C were obtained to study the effect of temperature on the joint strength more easily for this adhesive. A three-dimensional surface, consisting of temperature, adhesive angle and joint strength was presented to facilitate the application of bonding structures in engineering
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    ABSTRACT: Adhesive bonding technology is being increasingly used in the assembly and repair processes of composite structures. The existence of debond flaws weaken the performance of adhesively bonded structures. This paper presents the results from an investigation into the effects of debond flaws on the mechanical performance of adhesively bonded single-lap joints. The experimental results show that both the load-carrying capability and the failure mode of the single-lap joints vary with the location of the debond flaws. Three-dimensional progressive damage finite element models were developed in ABAQUS to simulate the tensile behaviour of single lap joints. The simulation results agree with the experimental data. The flaws located at 1/4 lap length result in a more pronounced reduction in the load-carrying capability than those located at the edge and the middle portion of the bond region. Compared with the other two locations, the residual strength of the single-lap joint with a flaw at 1/2 lap length possesses a higher value. Moreover, the effects of flaws on strength reduction are more prominent for damage propagation than damage initiation.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · The Journal of Adhesion
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    ABSTRACT: This article proposes a new method to measure the creep strength of adhesively bonded joints using a hydro-pneumatic testing machine and a specimen holder, on which multi-specimens can be mounted in one testing machine. Creep tests were conducted on stainless steel butt joints bonded with epoxy adhesives. A hydro-pneumatic loading system was introduced to avoid successive failures of multi-specimens as well as to achieve a stable and constant loading through the experiments. Even after a failure occurs in one of the joints and thus generates an impact, the loading system is capable of absorbing the shock so that the other remaining joints do not fail simultaneously. It was experimentally verified that choke valves, which were introduced in the hydraulic circuit of the system, worked as a damper when failure occurred. Additionally, it was established that automatic reloading to the remaining specimens after the failure was short enough compared with the creep rupture time. As this new method relates to the efficiency of creep testing, the utility of the proposed approach with the multi-specimen setup has been verified.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · The Journal of Adhesion
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    ABSTRACT: Structural, microstructural and mechanical properties in roll bonding of AA5052 and polypropylene sheets have been evaluated in this study. The surface roughness of the AA5052 sheets, rolling temperature and the surface energy of polymer were selected as the bonding variables. The findings indicated that an increase in the surface energy of polypropylene by grafting maleic anhydride would result in higher bonding strength due to chemical interaction between the AA5052 and the maleic anhydride grafted polypropylene (PP-g-MAH). In fact, this reaction caused the formation of an interphase layer at the polymer side of the interface and the diffusion of aluminum into the PP-g-MAH layer. It was also observed that an increase in the rolling temperature increases bonding strength because the polymer penetrates the AA5052 surface irregularities more easily, the PP-g-MAH molecules move more smoothly toward the AA5052 surface, and finally there are more chemical interactions among the layers. An Increase in the bonding strength through increasing the AA5052 surface roughness was attributed to an increase of the van der Waals force and more interaction surface among the layers along with higher mechanical interlocking in the shear tension test.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · The Journal of Adhesion
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    ABSTRACT: The cohesive zone model (CZM) has found a wide acceptance as a tool for the simulation of debonding in adhesive joints. Recently, fatigue-devoted implementations of CZM have been proposed. In earlier works, the authors have developed a model of the cohesive zone able to correctly simulate the propagation of fatigue of two-dimensional defects in joints. The procedure has been implemented in the finite element software (Abaqus) using software-embedded subroutines. That model was then extended to 3D cracks with quasi-straight crack front, where G could be evaluated by contour-integral on slices along the crack front.Inspiring to the approach used by Xie and Biggers in the case of virtual crack extension technique, the aim of this work is to extend the fatigue crack growth evaluation to 3D cracks of general shape. The new procedure has been compared with the previously developed one in the case of planar, 3D cracks showing a good agreement. The evolution of a corner crack is also shown as a qualitative example of the descriptive potential of the new procedure.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · The Journal of Adhesion
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    ABSTRACT: Strain measurements are essential for understanding the mechanical behaviour of bonded joints under different load conditions and for validating numeric simulations. Strain gauges and extensometers are typically used to determine local strains in a specific direction. The introduction of Digital Image Correlation (DIC) allows for the full-field measurement of surface strains both in 2D and 3D. However, these methods observe the strain of the adhesives’ surface which may vary in comparison to the volumetric strains.In this paper a new technique for measuring the internal displacement field in adhesives is proposed. The method is based on in-situ x-ray computed tomography (CT) and particle tracking. Basic approach of the measurement is to identify and track characteristic markers within adhesives during loading. The displacement due to the load can be calculated by the different positions of the characteristic markers between two image sets. Initial results for a single-lap joint with a thick bondline indicate that a sufficient resolution of the measurement can be reached and motivate further research to develop this novel measurement technique for adhesives.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · The Journal of Adhesion
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    ABSTRACT: Toughened epoxy adhesives are widely used for structural applications, especially in the design of lightweight products. During their service life, bonded joints are exposed to cyclic loading under a broad range of temperatures. In this study the influence of temperature on the fatigue behaviour of a toughened epoxy adhesive was investigated by experimental determination of SN curves under tension-tension cyclic loading. Bulk adhesive specimens and single lap, thick adherend and scarf joints were tested at a stress ratio of R = 0.1 and a frequency of f = 7 Hz at five different temperatures (-35°C, -10°C, RT, +50°C, +80°C). Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) was conducted to evaluate the temperatures of the phase transitions in the adhesive. Based on the experimental findings an interpolation method was proposed for estimating SN parameters at temperatures unaffected by phase transitions. The fatigue tests showed there was a reduction in fatigue lifetime with increasing temperature. DMA results indicated the adhesive underwent two phase transitions. The results from interpolations for different types of samples showed excellent agreement with the experimental findings, confirming the validity of the method, providing no phase transitions are within or close to the interpolation range.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · The Journal of Adhesion
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    ABSTRACT: Adhesively Bonded Blanks are manufactured using a method for combined forming and bonding of locally reinforced parts for body-in-white in the automotive and truck industry. The method allows lightweight constructions with steel sheets by generally reducing the thickness of body parts and compensates stiffness as well as strength by steel grades of higher yield points and locally applied reinforcement sheets where necessary. Applying adhesive bonding in the body-in-white shops implies certain boundary conditions, such as bonding on oiled surfaces and curing at cataphoretic burn-in after coating. Adhesive bonding, with the forming process being employed in between was successfully applied with film adhesives based on different polymer families and works best in two steps, as the forming of already bonded and cured parts causes much damage in the bond lines. Due to the early softening stage in the EC burn-in oven, the adhesive in most cases needs the assistance of an additional fixation technique to avoid negative results of unwanted spring-back behaviour (especially with reinforcement sheets with higher yield points). Efficient auxiliary techniques for fixation are usually not based on adhesive technology because of a process-related short time frame. Three different fixation techniques additionally to the adhesive bonding of the reinforcement sheets were investigated in a research project. This paper discusses options and results on the complex interaction between forming and adhesive bonding.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · The Journal of Adhesion
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    ABSTRACT: Adhesively bonded joints can support a longer fatigue life if compared to conventional joining techniques, provided that a set of requirements is fulfilled. One of the most important requirements is the mechanical preparation of the bonded joint surface, which improves the joint interface adhesion. The aim of this work is to investigate the influence of surface roughness of mild steel substrates on fatigue behavior in adhesive bonded plates. To accomplish this objective, three different surface treatments were used on A36 steel substrate specimens, namely: sand blasting, grit blasting and bristle blasting. Bonded plates specimens, using end-notched flexure format, with a thin adhesive epoxy layer were manufactured and tested, under mode II loading condition, in both static and dynamic tests. The results confirm the importance of surface treatment of the substrate on the fatigue life, confirming that adhesively bonded joints have significant performance differences when subjected to static and dynamic loadings.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · The Journal of Adhesion
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, the back face technique is exploited to monitor fatigue crack growth in a composite, single lap adhesive bonded joint, using distributed sensing by Optical Backscatter Reflectometry. Some preliminary results are presented, indicating that, by measuring accurately the strain profile in the overlap region, the correlation between the minimum peak of the strain profile and the position of the crack tip can be exploited for monitoring the structural health of joints. The proposed structural health monitoring technique was validated on the basis of the results obtained by a non-destructive technique using phased array ultrasonic testing. The comparison between the two methods yielded encouraging results, suggesting that, thanks to its distributed sensing capabilities, the Optical Backscatter Reflectometry technology could allow for improving the back face technique, as well as any other strain field based measurement technique, for the health monitoring of adhesive joints.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · The Journal of Adhesion
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    ABSTRACT: This study investigates the effect of thermal exposure (i.e., 80℃ for 14 days) on the static and fatigue characteristics of adhesive-bonded aluminum joints. Results showed that thermal exposure reduced the quasi-static strength of the adhesive-bonded joints by up to ~16%. The thermal exposure slightly decreased the fatigue resistance of the adhesive-bonded aluminum joints at high cycle regime (>~106 cycles) but significantly degraded the fatigue resistance at low cycle regime (~103 to 104 cycles). The effects of thermal exposure on the properties of adhesive and interfacial bond adhesion between the adhesive and aluminum were analyzed. It was found that the thermal exposure degraded the properties of adhesive due to that adhesive was oxidized, which led to the decreases of the static strength and fatigue resistance at low cycle regime for the adhesive-bonded aluminum joints. The oxidation of adhesive decreased the content of O-H group in the adhesive, which likely reduced the hydrogen bond at the adhesive/aluminum interface. The decrease in the content of hydrogen bond weakened the bond adhesion at the adhesive/aluminum interface, and consequently slightly reduced the fatigue resistance at high cycle regime for the adhesive-bonded aluminum joints.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · The Journal of Adhesion