Research and development


EU Fifth framework Research programme

  •  Design of bonded joints for various lightweight materials
  • Material models for structural design using flexible and rigid adhesives
  • Testing of long and short term adhesive properties for flexible and rigidadhesives
  • Fire protection of bonded joints for marine applications
  • Design, construction and testing of different AC’s from participatingyards


Material models for flexible adhesives



Material models for rigid adhesives


nr3FEM analysis – initial and deformed shape of single lap bonded joint in tension



Test results, overlap joint versus FEM analysis design limits for adhesive and adherends


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