Ability of adhesive connection to distribute stress in uniform manner due to relative large bonding area is a significant advantage in brittle and stress concentration sensitive glass. For the glued joint design there are many aspects which have an essential influence on shear load carrying capacity and behaviour of joint under increasing load. The shear strength of adhesive connection is affected by correct choice of glue for specific joint in the first place, but there are many other important factors which have to be taken into the consideration during adhesive joint design. Research is focused on effect of thickness of adhesive layer, different joining materials including their surface preparation and surface roughness and exposure to environment conditions for several chosen adhesives with different mechanical properties.
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