BS EN 15190:2007 - Structural adhesives. Test methods for assessing long term durability of bonded metallic structures

BS EN 15190:2007

Structural adhesives. Test methods for assessing long term durability of bonded metallic structures

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : August 2007



1.1 This standard specifies test procedures for determining the long-term durability of an adhesive system subjected to environmental and fatigue loads. The procedures are based upon measurement of the crack growth rate and the resistance to crack propagation through the adhesive layer in double cantilever beam type specimens under an applied mode I opening cycling loading. 1.2 The test specimens consist of rectangular metal substrates bonded together with a pre-starter crack in the bondline. For testing joints consisting of relatively thin sheets of metallic substrates the specimen needs to be structurally reinforced by adding layers of compatible material to the back of each adherend substrate in order to prevent permanent deformation, usually referred to as reinforced double cantilever beam (RDCB) test specimen. 1.3 For brevity, the standard relates to testing RDCB specimens, which are essentially more complex in manufacturing than standard double cantilever beam (DCB) specimens. However, the standard allows also for use of single substrate double cantilever beam specimens when the substrate material is available in sufficient thickness. 1.4 The test method has been proven to be particularly sensitive in finding weaknesses within certain adhesive systems and is recommended as a scientific tool to study adhesion properties. This test method may be used to determine: - The fatigue crack growth rate as a function of the mode I strain energy release rate; - The threshold values for negligible crack growth; - The effects of other environmental factors (temperature and/or humidity cycling); - The mode I (peel or crack opening) failure mode of the adhesive joint (cohesive, interfacial, near-surface …) .

Standard NumberBS EN 15190:2007
TitleStructural adhesives. Test methods for assessing long term durability of bonded metallic structures
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date31 August 2007
Confirm Date07 October 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 923:2005, ISO 9142:2003, EN 13887, ISO 15024, EN ISO 9142
Informative References(Provided for Information)ASTM E647:1988
International RelationshipsEN 15190:2007
Draft Superseded By05/30131014 DC
DescriptorsLife (durability), Splitting tests, Test methods, Test duration, Structural design, Metals, Adhesives, Fatigue testing, Structures
Title in FrenchAdhésifs structuraux. Méthodes d'essai pour évaluer la durabilité à long terme des structures métalliques collées
Title in GermanStrukturklebstoffe. Prüfverfahren zur Bewertung der Langzeitbeständigkeit geklebter metallischer Strukturen
ISBN978 0 580 55201 4
File Size555 KB

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