Méthode d'évaluation d'assemblages industriels en aluminium liés par adhésifs structuraux

Authors: Leduc, Bruno
Advisor: Guillot, Michel; Desrochers, Alain
Abstract: This thesis initiates the development of a structural assessment method for aluminium adhesively bonded joints, intended for the industrial engineering businesses sector. The present work is devoted to the company Services Précicad inc, who needs design tools that can be used for its Kargo electric vehicle assemblies. In particular, the Taguchi design of experiment method is used to study the effects of joint conditioning on the static strength of different ASTM samples configurations. Commercially available products are screened out during the process. Thus, methacrylates is found to be the best adhesive chemical category for Précicad design and manufacturing needs. Subsequently, a review of different analytical models is carried and the Bigwood & Crocombe sandwich model is selected to perform a parametric analysis on the Single Lap Shear joint (SLS). The simplified version of the sandwich model was found to be the best suited for pre-sizing generic forms of adhesive joints, although a good knowledge of the boundary conditions is mandatory to make a realistic assessment. Consequently, the standard continuum mechanics finite element method is recommended for most joints analysis. However, major convergence difficulties can be found when using this theory, partly due to the presence of numerical singularities in the adhesive domain. Several simplefied modelling techniques using NX Nastran are tested on the SLS joint and the Surface-Gluing tool is proposed for evaluating complex “industrial” meshes such as the ones used by Precicad. Finally, a method for measuring in situ elastic properties of flexible adhesives with finite element analysis compensation is developed for achieving a complete characterization with a conventional clip gauge. Thus, it has been possible to measure the shear and tensile modulus of the H8000 adhesive.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2014
Open Access Date: 20 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/25341
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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