Significance and Use
4.1 Durable adhesive bonds to aluminum alloys can be obtained reliably only through proper selection and careful control of the materials used and the steps in the bonding process. The preparation of the aluminum alloys to obtain clean, uniform surfaces with appropriate characteristics is a critical step. This practice describes how such surfaces can be obtained.
1.1 This practice covers the preparation of clean uniform surfaces of aluminum alloys suitable for formation of durable adhesive bonds to nonmetallic honeycomb materials in the manufacture of sandwich panels for tactical shelters.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard where only SI units are given or where SI units are given first followed by inch-pound units; where inch-pound units are given first followed by SI units, the inch-pound units are to regarded as the standard.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For a specific warning statement, see 6.2.1.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D2674 Methods of Analysis of Sulfochromate Etch Solution Used in Surface Preparation of Aluminum
D3167 Test Method for Floating Roller Peel Resistance of Adhesives
E865 Specification for Structural Film Adhesives for Honeycomb Sandwich Panels
E866 Specification for Corrosion-Inhibiting Adhesive Primer for Aluminum Alloys to Be Adhesively Bonded in Honeycomb Shelter Panels
APHA Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Waste Water (15th Edition, 1980), Sections 402, 403, and 408
adhesive bond; aluminum; bonding process; clean surfaces; honeycomb sandwich panels; relocatable shelters; surface preparation;
ICS Number Code 91.060.10 (Walls. Partitions. Facades); 91.060.20 (Roofs)
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