In the last years, lightweight design has become a priority in many industrial sectors, like as the aerospace and the automotive industry, mainly due to the strict regulations in terms of gas emission and pollution. Together with lightweight materials, the use of adhesives to join different parts permits to significantly reduce the weight of mechanical assemblies. For a proper design of the joints, the mechanical properties of adhesives should be correctly experimentally assessed. However, the experimental assessment of the adhesive mechanical properties can be complex, since they can be hardly estimated from traditional experimental tests on lap joint or butt-joint specimens. The development of an experimental procedure for the assessment of the adhesive properties is therefore of interest. In the present paper, a methodology for the assessment of the dynamic elastic properties of adhesives, i.e., Young's modulus and the loss factor, is proposed. The procedure is based on the Impulse Excitation Technique and Finite Element Analyses (FEA). An automated routine has been written to assess the elastic properties by minimizing the difference between the frequency response obtained experimentally and through FEA. The proposed methodology has been experimentally validated to estimate the mechanical properties of an epoxy adhesive for automotive applications.

An experimental-numerical methodology for the nondestructive assessment of the dynamic elastic properties of adhesives / Tridello, A; Ciardiello, R; Paolino, Ds; Goglio, L. - In: IOP CONFERENCE SERIES: MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING. - ISSN 1757-8981. - ELETTRONICO. - 1038:1(2021), p. 012028. [10.1088/1757-899X/1038/1/012028]

An experimental-numerical methodology for the nondestructive assessment of the dynamic elastic properties of adhesives

Tridello, A;Ciardiello, R;Paolino, DS;Goglio, L
2021

Abstract

In the last years, lightweight design has become a priority in many industrial sectors, like as the aerospace and the automotive industry, mainly due to the strict regulations in terms of gas emission and pollution. Together with lightweight materials, the use of adhesives to join different parts permits to significantly reduce the weight of mechanical assemblies. For a proper design of the joints, the mechanical properties of adhesives should be correctly experimentally assessed. However, the experimental assessment of the adhesive mechanical properties can be complex, since they can be hardly estimated from traditional experimental tests on lap joint or butt-joint specimens. The development of an experimental procedure for the assessment of the adhesive properties is therefore of interest. In the present paper, a methodology for the assessment of the dynamic elastic properties of adhesives, i.e., Young's modulus and the loss factor, is proposed. The procedure is based on the Impulse Excitation Technique and Finite Element Analyses (FEA). An automated routine has been written to assess the elastic properties by minimizing the difference between the frequency response obtained experimentally and through FEA. The proposed methodology has been experimentally validated to estimate the mechanical properties of an epoxy adhesive for automotive applications.
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