Active Standard ASTM D2918 | Developed by Subcommittee: D14.80
Book of Standards Volume: 15.06
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Significance and Use
4.1 The combination of stress and moisture decreases the durability of most adhesive joints. Stresses in the presence of water or water vapor may cause some adhesive joints to fail at some small fraction of the stress required to break the dry joint. The time to failure for a given adhesive joint generally decreases with increasing stress, temperature, and relative humidity.
4.2 This test method may be used as an accelerated screening test for assessing the durability of adhesive joints. It may be used to measure durability of adhesive joints exposed outdoors or to environmental conditions experienced by adhesive joints in service. It may also be used to determine the effects of various surface preparations or substrates on durabilities of adhesive joints.
4.3 The durability performance of various adhesives may be compared by using this test method under uniform sets of conditions. To assess the overall durability of a given adhesive, T-peel joints should be tested under a range of stress, relative humidity, and temperature. For a specific end use it may be possible to obtain the needed durability data using only one set of test conditions.
1.1 This test method provides data for assessing the durabilities of adhesive joints by means of T-peel type specimens stressed in contact with air, air in equilibrium with certain solutions, water, aqueous solutions, or other environments at various temperatures.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B209 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate
D907 Terminology of Adhesives
D1828 Practice for Atmospheric Exposure of Adhesive-Bonded Joints and Structures
D1876 Test Method for Peel Resistance of Adhesives (T-Peel Test)
D2651 Guide for Preparation of Metal Surfaces for Adhesive Bonding
E104 Practice for Maintaining Constant Relative Humidity by Means of Aqueous Solutions
ICS Number Code 83.180 (Adhesives)