In the construction field, adhesives are frequently used to improve adhesion between two objects. Epoxy adhesives are applied as long-term solutions, improving the bond between repair materials and existing concrete structures. Experimental investigations of the relationship between the thickness of an adhesive layer and its shear strength have been conducted by a number of industries outside of the construction sector. However, that research used metal plates as adherends when determining the shear strengths of epoxy adhesives. Therefore, this study examines epoxy adhesives’ shear strength development when applied to concrete adherends. The test results show that the thickness of the bond layer did affect shear strength development in the epoxy adhesives examined.
Yeon, Jaeheum; Song, Yooseob; Kim, Kwan Kyu; and Kang, Julian, "Effects of Epoxy Adhesive Layer Thickness on Bond Strength of Joints in Concrete Structures" (2019). Civil Engineering Faculty Publications and Presentations. 10.