Torsion Tests on AV119 Epoxy – Joined SiC



The results of an experimental investigation on epoxy-joined silicon carbide tested in shear mode by four different configurations of torsion test are presented and compared to results obtained by asymmetric four-point bending and four different lap tests in compression. All samples have been joined by an epoxy adhesive (Araldite AV119) which is to be considered as a model brittle joining material chosen to obtain several joined samples in a reasonable time. Advantages and disadvantages of each configuration are discussed and compared to results previously obtained with epoxy-joined Carbon/Carbon composites and ceramics tested with the same methods.