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Adhesive Bonding is an intensive course taught over a five day period comprising lectures, case studies, a practical session and discussions with lecturers. This course is designed for people across a wide range of industrial sectors, dealing with adhesion and adhesive bonding.
The course is relevant to those in industry who need both fundamental and applied knowledge in this field. It is particularly suited to process and design engineers and technologists involved with high performance applications who want to acquire additional technical knowledge in this specialised field.
The aim of this course is to provide knowledge of the underlying principles of adhesion and an understanding of how methods of joining materials together with adhesives can be optimised to maximise bond strength and longevity.
The course covers all the important aspects of adhesive bonding science and technology, including: adhesion theories; surface characterisation; surface pretreatment; thermodynamics.
Specific technologies covered include: structural and non-structural adhesion; sealants; formulations; mechanisms of drying/solidification; joining methods and joint configurations; bond strength testing; failure analysis; applications.
In this way you and your company will benefit from being able to:
- Choose appropriate adhesives for specific applications
- Choose the appropriate surface pretreatments for specific applications
- Understand the relationship between structure and fundamental adhesion properties of adhesives and adherends
- Assess the adhesion behaviour of materials
- Use basic tests to determine surface adhesion properties of materials
- Participate more fully in your development projects
- Confidently discuss and identify requirements with suppliers, customers and workplace colleagues
Throughout the week you will have ample opportunity to clarify these issues and your specific interests in one-to-one free-time discussions with the lecturers. Our main aim is to give you the knowledge, understanding and confidence that you need to develop your role within your company.
For more information and programme details please use the link to the course web page.
- Course code
- Department of Materials, Loughborough University, UK
- One Week
- Course leader
- Professor Gary Critchlow
- Department of Materials
- Places available
- Target audience
- Engineers and scientists in industry and academia who need both fundamental and applied knowledge in this field. It is particularly suited to process and design engineers and technologists involved with high performance applications who want to acquire additional technical knowledge in this specialised field.
- Previous experience
- Ideally a degree in an engineering or science subject and/or experience from working in a production or technical role within industry.
- Short course: No formal assessment required. This course can be taken as part of a Materials Masters programme, leading to MSc, Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate, contact us to discuss this option.
- 15 Credits
- Course fee
- Accommodation costs
- Accommodation not included
- Accommodation information
- Recommended convenient hotels on campus: Burleigh Court or The Link
Lunches for short course delegates are included, however short course delegates study alongside full-time MSc students and need to organise their own light refreshments outside of lunchtime.
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