By taking this course, participants will learn:

  • Brief Survey of Relevant Polymer/Adhesion Terminology and Concepts
  • Adhesives, Sealant and Waterborne Rheology
  • Adsorption on Surfaces/Surface Energy
  • Stresses in Bonded Joints
  • Basic Viscoelastic Experiments on Elastomers, Glasses and Semicrystalline Polymers
  • Surfaces and Surface Preparation
  • Fracture of Adhesive Bonds
  • Adhesive Test Methods
  • Analysis of Surfaces
  • Introduction to Adhesive Chemistry
  • Free Volume and DSC
  • New Directions in Adhesive Design
  • PSA Performance and Testing
  • Accelerated Characterization
  • Wood Adhesion
  • Applications of Surface Science to Adhesion
  • Durability and Design

Registration Fees:

  • Participant Registration:  $2,000.00
  • Thursday Evening Banquet Guest Ticket:  $50.00

Your registration fee includes instruction, instruction materials, lab materials and safety equipment, lunch Monday through Thursday, breaks Monday through Friday, and the Thursday evening banquet.

For more information, please visit https://mii.vt.edu/outreach/short-courses/adhesion-science.html.

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