Virginia Tech Adhesion Science Short Course
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5/15/2017 to 5/19/2017
When: 5/15/17
Where: Blacksburg, Virginia 
United States

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Virginia Tech Adhesion Science Short Course

Registration is now open for the annual lecture-laboratory short course for those who produce or utilize adhesives and sealants.  The course is taught by Virginia Tech faculty and takes place 

Topics Covered Include:

  • Adhesives and Polymer Design Parameters

  • Adhesives, Sealant, and Waterborne Rheology

  • Adsorption on Surfaces/Surface Energy

  • Classes of Adhesive Structure and Synthetic Methods

  • Stresses in Bonded Joints
  • Surfaces and Surface Preparation

  • Fracture of Adhesive Bonds

  • Viscoelasticity and Applications to Adhesives
  • Adhesive Test Methods

  • Analysis of Surfaces

  • Free Volume and DSC

  • Dynamic Mechanical Methodology

  • PSA Performance and Testing

  • Accelerated Characterization

  • Frontiers in Adhesion Science
  • Wood Adhesion

  • Durability and Design


Course Site and Housing 

Lecture sessions for the Adhesion Science Short Course will be held on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia.

The closest airport (Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport—ROA) is located in Roanoke, Virginia, about an hour’s ride from Blacksburg. A shuttle service and three major car rental agencies are available at the airport.

For further details, refer to the Adhesion Science Short Course Brochure and the Agenda

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