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Composite Joining

  1. Dahsin Liu

Published Online: 15 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118097298.weoc043

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

How to Cite

Liu, D. 2011. Composite Joining. Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites. 1–6.

Author Information

  1. Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2011


This article addresses issues involved in composite joining. Mechanical fastening and adhesive bonding are of primary interest because of their common applications. In each joining technique, the discussions include geometry, material, design, testing, and analysis. Other joining techniques are only briefly mentioned for reference purpose.


  • composite;
  • joining;
  • mechanical fastening;
  • adhesive bonding;
  • stitching;
  • testing;
  • design;
  • analysis