Breviary Technical Ceramics


      Joining and Bonding Techniques




8.2.3 Gluing

Gluing is a conventional jointing method. This technique can generally be used to join materials of the same or different types. Gluing creates a joint based on material bonding and in which force is transferred over the entire area. This is particularly advantageous for ceramic parts, since gluing does not generate particularly high stress concentrations as may occur, for instance, with bolted connections.

Gluing, furthermore, generates very little thermal stress, if any, and for that reason has no effect on the properties of the materials involved in the joint. Glued joints are also usually gas-tight and liquid-tight, and have good mechanical damping properties.

A limited capacity to accept thermal stress is a significant disadvantage of glued joints.


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