Treatment of steel surfaces for effective adhesive bonding

Jin-Guang Teng, D. Fernando, T. Yu, X. L. Zhao

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In the FRP strengthening of steel structures, cohesion failure in the adhesive is the preferred mode of debonding failure at FRP-To-steel interfaces so that the design theory can be established based on the properties of the adhesive. In this paper, results from a systematic experimental study are presented to examine the effects of steel surface treatment and adhesive properties on the adhesion strength between steel and adhesive. The test results show that adhesion failure can be avoided if the steel surface is grit-blasted prior to bonding and the treated surface can be characterised using three key surface parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in FRP Composites in Civil Engineering - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2010
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE) 2010 - Beijing, China
Duration: 27 Sep 201029 Sep 2010
Conference number: 5th


ConferenceInternational Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE) 2010

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