Surface roughness effects on the stress analysis of adhesive joints

T. R. Katona, S. C. Batterman

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A finite element program was used to perform a parametric analysis of stresses generated by adherend surface roughness in lap and butt joints. Roughness asperities were idealized as having tip radius of curvature R1, height H1, and slopes A1. Failure criteria (maximum stress, yield, and fracture) were related to the geometric parameters by functions of the form: σ = σo + cRrHhAa. The specific material properties used for the analysis were those of tooth enamel and an orthodontic cement. Qualitatively however, these results are applicable to all structural adhesives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-91
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1983


  • adhesive-bonded joints
  • mathematical analysis
  • roughness (surface)
  • structural failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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