Engineering Transactions, 61, 1, pp. 47–64, 2013

Research on the Durability of Adhesive Composites

Military University of Technology Institute of Air Technology

Tomasz SMAL
The General Tadeusz Kosciuszko Military Academy of Land Forces Institute of Command

The paper presents research on the durability of adhesive composites, which may be used
for the repair of technical objects. Durability of adhesive composites is understood in this paper
as a material ability to transfer long lasting loads. Since that kind of information is not provided
by manufacturers, the long-term strength and fatigue-life of selected adhesive composites are
determined; especially with regard to their use in expedient (temporary) repairs of weapon
systems. The results obtained show that safe values of the maximum long-term and fatigue
loads of the adhesive composites investigated should be a half of the short-term strength
obtained in a static tests.
Keywords: durability of materials, adhesive composites features, long-term strength, fatigue life
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