1.4 Determine the l‌oad limit of the joint2019-05-03T11:55:33+01:00

1.4 Determine the l‌oad limit of the joint

Determine the load limit of the joint:

  • For this use suitable test methods which simulate real conditions as accurately as possible
  • Usually: A combination of ageing tests and mechanical test methods such as lap shear testing
  1. Draw up a list of specifications   
  2. Preselect the adhesive + surface treatment   
  3. Determine the load limit of the joint   
  4. Optimise the joint until:load x safety factor < load limit