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By G. C. Mays, A. R. Hutchinson

Contemporary advances in adhesive expertise have ended in a speedy progress within the use of adhesives in load-bearing joints in civil engineering functions corresponding to constructions and bridges. in lots of instances, using adhesives can turn out less demanding, more cost-effective, more suitable, and harder than conventional tools of becoming a member of. This publication offers for a whole and transparent advent to using adhesives to shape load-bearing joints in bridges, civil engineering and construction buildings. the 1st a part of this ebook addresses the the most important components thinking about the formation of a profitable adhesive joint, together with adhesive choice, floor practise, joint layout, fabrication and defense from the surroundings. the second one a part of the e-book describes the turning out to be makes use of of adhesives to fix and enhance latest constructions, as well as describing their use in new buildings and purposes which are now being built for the longer term. the relationship among the 2 components of the ebook is introduced out at any place attainable in order that the hyperlinks among concept and perform are emphasised. The booklet offers the reader the entire info required to completely make the most the commercial and technical benefits of adhesives over traditional tools. expert civil and structural engineers in greater schooling and will locate this ebook a useful resource of knowledge on a expertise of accelerating significance.

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1(2). Thus, epoxy resins can be regarded as compounds which normally contain more than one epoxy group per molecule. 2(2) and, of these, the DGEBA and DGEBF resins, or blends of the two, are the types most commonly encountered in two-part room temperature cure epoxy adhesives used in the construction industry. 2. 3. Hardeners for epoxy adhesives (Ref. 2) • Polyamines -Aliphatic Primary Secondary Tertiary Modified -Cycloaliphatic -Aromatic Polyamides Polysulphides Blends Polythiols Polymercaptans Dicyandiamides Acid Anhydrides Generic classification of adhesives to form tough three-dimensional polymer networks.

The bonding of highly alkaline substrates such as concrete is not however advised. Polymer bonding aids Although not strictly used as prime structural adhesives, polymer latices or dispersions have been included here because of their increasing use as aids to bonding in the patch repair of spalled concrete. They usually take the form of a polymer-cement slurry which is applied to the moistened and prepared concrete surface. In general, the repair mortar must then be applied before a film 45 Adhesive classification and properties forms on the surface of the bonding aid.

Thus products developed specifically for bonding steel and concrete are currently few and far between. The bonding operation itself can be fraught with difficulties. The outdoor nature and scale of construction projects means that surface treatment techniques need to be appropriate to the practical conditions. Simple grit blasting and degreasing methods may even be very difficult in remote locations or in adverse weather conditions. Any form of quality structural bonding requires close control and protection from the weather.

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