Use of master curves based on time-temperature superposition to predict creep failure of aluminium-glass adhesive joints


Advancements in materials technology and the use of innovative designs have led to extensive application of adhesive bonding techniques in the electric appliance industry. While the static strength of such joints is sufficient for the intended applications, long term durability remains a major concern, mainly due to creep effects. Conventional creep testing can be performed at the service temperature but it is a long test that can take decades, although it can be accelerated using high temperatures. In this work, glass-aluminium joints were studied under static and creep loads. Glass-aluminium specimens were subjected to creep testing at various temperatures. Using the time temperature superposition principle, the results of these individual creep tests were combined in a master curve that approximates the creep behaviour of the adhesive joint in a long time period. These master curves were used to guarantee a minimum service life of the joint.



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Engineering; Materials Science


Marques, EAS; Carbas, RJC; Silva, F; da Silva, LFM; de Paiva, DPS; Magalhaes, FD

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