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Adhesive Bonding Of Thin Glass Mirrors To Parabolic Steel Troughs
Author(s): L. E. Hornberger; J. L. Hull
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Paper Abstract

Epoxy, urethane, anerobic, and acrylic adhesives are being investigated for laminating thin glass mirrors to aluminized steel sheet. The adhesive must withstand bending shear loads as well as stresses resulting from differential thermal expansion over the 20-year life of the solar collector. Following screening tests with one foot square laminates, panels two feet square were laminated and subjected to accelerated environmental testing while flexed into a parabolic shape. This paper discusses the effects of the processing variables and the results obtained with the various adhesives.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 1982
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 0324, Optical Coatings for Energy Efficiency and Solar Applications, (12 April 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933259
Show Author Affiliations
L. E. Hornberger, Acurex Solar Corporation (United States)
J. L. Hull, Acurex Solar Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0324:
Optical Coatings for Energy Efficiency and Solar Applications
Carl M. Lampert, Editor(s)

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