Joining Methods in Aeronautical Applications


Engineering Studies – H3 Aeronautical Engineering – Materials and Manufacturing

This topic describes methods used in the aeronautical industry to join aircraft components and structures.

Key Concepts

  • Welding concepts – parent metal and structure effects
  • Adhesives – anaerobic glues, epoxy glues, polyester glues

Discussion Questions

  1. Discuss why welding of materials is used in many engineering applications.
  2. Describe potential issues with the welding of materials.
  3. Describe the process of welding mild steel sheets together and the macro structure of the grains after welding.
  4. Describe advantages and disadvantages of adhesives used for aircraft applications.
  5. Name and explain the application of two aircraft adhesives.




Adhesive Bonding in Aerospace - Calvin Rans