ASC Announces "Fundamentals of Adhesion Short Course"
The Adhesive and Sealant Council's Education Foundation announced the return of its "Fundamentals of Adhesion Short Course." This course is scheduled for Nov. 13-14, 2003, and will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel at BWI Airport, Baltimore. This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to the principles of adhesion science. Led by professors from the Center for Adhesive and Sealant Science at Virginia Tech, this two-day short course will allow attendees to learn about various topics, including: basic stress distributions in important bonded joint families; advantages and disadvantages of different test geometries; prediction of long-term performance through short-term tests; environmental factors and their effect on adhesive durability; principles of surface chemistry and how they apply to adhesive bonding; and surface analysis techniques.