Investigation of the effect of use of Nano-Al2O3, Nano-TiO2 and Nano-SiO2 powders on strength of single lap joints bonded with epoxy adhesive

Sarac I., ADİN H., TEMİZ Ş.

COMPOSITES PART B-ENGINEERING, cilt.166, ss.472-482, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


In this study, single lap joints were formed by adding nano-Al2O3, nano-TiO2 and nano-Al2O3 powders in various proportions to the epoxy adhesive and using the additive-free epoxy adhesive; and also the mechanical properties of the connections were experimentally investigated at 20, 25, 30, 50 and 70 mm overlap lengths under shear load. In the experimental work, DP460 epoxy adhesive was used as adhesive and AISI 304 stainless steel plate as adherent material. When the results obtained from the experiments were examined, it was revealed that the average damage load in connection with the use of nanoparticle-added adhesives increased considerably in general. As a result of the experiments, the most effective nanoparticle in increasing the failure strength of the adhesive joints with nano-Al2O3 particles and the maximum failure strength increase rate was 20 mm in overlap length and 97% in 4 wt% nano-Al2O3 reinforced specimens. It was also found that the nanoparticle strain was an important parameter in the tensile strength of the adhesive joints. In addition, it has been found that the addition of nanoparticles into the adhesive increases the elongation of the joints. When the adhesion surfaces of the samples were examined as in the case of plain adhesives, damage was observed as adhesion separation while nanoparticle reinforcement was observed as a mixture of adhesion and cohesion.