12 April 1982 Adhesive Bonding Of Thin Glass Mirrors To Parabolic Steel Troughs
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Proceedings Volume 0324, Optical Coatings for Energy Efficiency and Solar Applications; (1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933259
Event: 1982 Los Angeles Technical Symposium, 1982, Los Angeles, United States
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.
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L. E. Hornberger, J. L. Hull, "Adhesive Bonding Of Thin Glass Mirrors To Parabolic Steel Troughs", Proc. SPIE 0324, Optical Coatings for Energy Efficiency and Solar Applications, (12 April 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933259; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.933259
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Adhesives

Glasses

Mirrors

Epoxies

Fourier transforms

Solar energy

Foam

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