3.6.1 Design rules

In order to optimally design a bonded joint we use:

Design rules

  • → Simple
  • → Clear
  • → Safe

(very general; also apply for other joining methods)




A structure should be inherently safe.
As, in some cases, this cannot be wholly guaranteed, a distinction is made between a variety of aspects, as hereafter outlined.

Safe design

  • The task is completely fulfilled. The bonded joint can withstand all relevant loads for the expected service life of the component.
  • The task cannot be completely fulfilled. In addition to the bonded joint, other fasteners are employed which do not fully replace the function of the bonded joint.
  • The task is fulfilled in duplicate by the bonded joint and the additional fasteners.