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CERTBOND Final Conference

Date: 6, 7 & 8 September 2023
Venue: Seville, Spain

The Certbond final conference took place in Seville, aiming at summarizing our past activities and providing a glimpse into the future of our network, Post-Certbond in a nice friendly atmosphere.

Please see further information (practical information and technical programme) in the book.

2nd CERTBOND Training School

The second Certbond Training School took place at the University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal, from 17 to 19 October 2022.

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Winner of the Best Presentation Award

Luca M. Martulli for the presentation entitled “A highly efficient use of the VCCT to simulate fatigue crack propagation in bonded joints”.

Winner of the Best R&D Proposal Award

Monica Loureiro, Vera Obradović, Oguzcan Inal, Charline van Innis, Anđelo Valčić for the proposal entitled “Development of sustainable composite joints fit for future transportation requirements (FIT-joint)”.
CERTBOND session @ 20th European Conference on Composite Materials - ECCM20

CERTBOND session @ 20th European Conference on Composite Materials – ECCM20

Date: 26-30 June 2022

Venue: Lausanne, Switzerland

Website: www.eccm20.org

Papers to be presented @ CERTBOND sessions

  • Mode‐I fracture toughness of interlayered epoxy adhesives, by Vadugappatty Srinivasan Dharun, Vassilopoulos Anastasios P.
  • Friction stir welding of ultrasonically consolidated laminated metal composites with aluminum sheets, by Acar Doğan, Klobčar Damjan, Trdan Uroš, Cora Ömer Necati
  • Selective interlaminar delamination process in CFRP by laser shock, by Ayad Mohammad, Scius‐Bertrand Marine, Michel Charlotte, Berthe Laurent
  • Damage monitoring of composite bonded joints using the electrical method: modelling and experiments, by Carraro Paolo Andrea, Panozzo Francesco, Pontefisso Alessandro, Quaresimin Marino, Zappalorto Michele
  • Durability of CFRP‐concrete bond in EBR and NSM systems under natural ageing for a period of three years, by Dushimimana Aloys, Correia Luís , Cruz Ricardo, Miguel Pereira João, Sena‐Cruz José
  • Laser Shock for NDT of composites materials and bonded joints: recent advances, by Cuvillier Nicolas, Ducousso Mathieu, Cuenca Edouardo, Scius‐Bertrand Marine, Bergara Tomas, Videau Laurent , Berthe Laurent, Coulovrat François
  • Physical and mechanical characterization of polyurethane foam core of sandwich panels of various densities, by Benzo Pier Giovanni, L. Gontijo Guilherme, Abreu Filho Marco A., Dushimimana Aloys, Oliveira Sandra Cristina, Z. Denchev Zlatan, Pereira João Miguel, Sena‐Cruz José
  • Experimental and analytical analysis of point fixed tempered laminated glass panels, by Mesquita Afonso, Jordão Sandra, Inca Eliana
  • Enhancement of mode I fracture toughness of adhesively bonded secondary joints using different layup patterning of CFRP, by de Araujo Alves Lima Rosemere, Oswal Akshit, Roux Nicolas, Bernasconi Andrea, Carboni Michele, Carrere Nicolas, Teixeira de Freitas Sofia
  • Numerical analysis of bolted point fixed laminated glass panels subjected to seismic loads, by Inca Eliana, Jordão Sandra, Bedon Chiara, Mesquita Afonso, Rebelo Carlos
  • Fracture toughness of elastically coupled laminates: evaluation of analytical solutions through digital image correlation, by Tsokanas Panayiotis, Loutas Theodoros, Vassilopoulos Anastasios P.
  • Influence of temperature and different post curing conditions on the mechanical behaviour of polyurethane‐based adhesive for Civil Engineering Applications, by Abreu Filho Marco A., L. Gontijo Guilherme, Benzo Pier Giovanni, Dushimimana Aloys, Oliveira Sandra Cristina, Z. Denchev Zlatan, Pereira João Miguel, Sena‐Cruz José
  • The durability of adhesively joints in space structure during interplanetary exploration, by Charpentier Gabin, Lafont Ugo, Teixeira de Freitas Sofia
  • Wide single lap shear samples for examination of environmental effects of bonded repairs, by Peikert Gregor, Ravic Jelena, Henzi Michael, Böhler Partick, Gubser Marc
  • Promoting extrinsic bridging of adhesively‐bonded CFRP joints through the adhesive layer architecture, by Tao Ran, Lubineau Gilles, Teixeira de Freitas Sofia
  • Towards the development of a laser shock‐based disassembly process for adhesively bonded Ti/CFRP structural parts: Experiments and numerical simulation, by Kormpos Panagiotis, Unali Selen, Ayad Mohammad, Berthe Laurent , Tserpes Konstantinos
Planned activities for Grant Period 3: to make sure you don't miss anything!
We would like to inform you on the planned activities for our current grant period: Meetings, Training School, Special Sessions on Conferences, STSMs and ITC Grants.

We would like to inform you on the planned Action activities for our current grant period running from 1st of November 2021 until 31st of October 2022:

  • General/Working Group/Management Committee meeting to be held on the 24th and 25th of May 2022 in Patras, Greece.
  • Training School to be held on 17th to the 19th of October 2022 in Guimarães, Portugal. More information on the application will follow on the 1st quarter of 2022.
  • Special session(1) on 20th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM20), Lausanne, Switzerland, June 26-30, 2022 (https://eccm20.org/ – abstract submission until 31th of December 2021).
  • Special session(1) on Challenging Glass conferences 8, International Conference on the Architectural and Structural Application of Glass, Ghent University, Belgium, 23 and 24 June, 2022 (https://challengingglass.com/).
  • Short Term Scientific Missions: Applications are open.
  • Inclusiveness Target Countries(2) Conference Grants: Applications are open.


(1) Our COST Action will financially support a limited number of action participants based on their abstract submitted to the special session CERTBOND. The support will consist of travelling and accommodation reimbursement for the special session CERTBOND and will not include the conference fees. In case there is more participants than the number of reimbursements the budget allows, a selection process will be performed based on COST policies. Please note that for these two conferences, COST cannot award ITC CG.

(2) ITC CG –Greece has been added to the new list of ITC (for the update list of ITC: https://www.cost.eu/uploads/2021/10/Annex-I-level-A-Country-and-Organisations-Table-REVISION.pdf)

G Meeting, WG Meetings, MC Meeting

Date: 24-25 May 2022
Place: University of Patras, Patras, Greece

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CERTBOND session @ Challenging Glass Conference 8

CERTBOND session @ Challenging Glass Conference 8

Date: 23-24 June 2022

Venue: Ghent University

Website: https://www.challengingglass.com/

Full Program: https://www.challengingglass.com/#program

Papers to be presented @ CERTBOND sessions

  • CertBond ‐ COST Action CA18120 ‐ Reliable roadmap for certification of bonded primary structures, by Chiara Bedon, Sofia Teixeira de Freitas
  • Adhesive Solutions for Cast Glass Assemblies: Ground Rules Emerging from Built Case Studies on Adhesive Selection and Experimental Validation, by Faidra Oikonomopoulou, Telesilla Bristogianni
  • Comparison of Behaviour of Laminated Banister Panels with Embedded Connections, by Michaela Zdražilová, Zdeněk Sokol, Martina Eliášová
  • Examination of the Load‐Bearing Behavior of a Bonded Edge Seal for Fluid‐Filled Insulating Glass Units, by Alina Joachim, Felix Nicklisch, Alexander Freund, Bernhard Weller
  • Influence of Elevated Temperature on the Mechanical Properties of Transparent Adhesive Glass‐Glass Joints, by Markéta Zikmundová, Martina Eliášová
  • Integrated Connections for Glass–Plastic‐Composite Panels: An Experimental Study under Tensile Loading at +23, +40 and +60 °C and Different Glass Build‐ups, by Julian Hänig, Bernhard Weller
  • Prediction of Moisture Diffusion and Failure in Glass/Steel Adhesive Joints, by Ioannis Katsivalis, Stefanie Feih
  • Pre‐ and Post‐Failure Experimental Bending Analysis of Glass Elements Coated by Aged Anti‐Shatter Safety Films, by Silvana Mattei, Luca Cozzarini, Chiara Bedon
1st CERTBOND Training School
The first Certbond Training School took place University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy, from 20 to 22 September 2021.

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Workshop of Certbond Trainees – Poster Session

Nondestructive analysis of debonding in a honeycomb composite sandwich panel Kaleeswaran


A lightweight floor system based on sandwich panel 

PolandPier Giovanni BENZO, Portugal

Structural glass facades subjected to seismic loading

Afonso MESQUITA, Portugal

Vitroceramic coatings bonded to metallic implants for dental and orthopaedic applications

Cristina BUSUIOC, Romania

Post-tensioned glass beams with adhesively bonded tendons

Jagoda CUPAC, Germany

Application of laser shock peening on high elastic limit steels for power transmission components

Maxime GUERBOIS, France

Development of structural connection joints for adhesively bonded glass–plastic-composite panels

Julian HÄNIG, Germany

Interleaving thermoplastic non-woven veils to enhance the structural behaviour of co-cured composite joints

Oğuzcan İNAL, UK

Finite element analysis of point fixed laminated glass panels under distributed load: A comparison between mechanical and bonded fixing solution

Eliana INCA, Portugal

Adhesive selection for the realization of a bonded edge seal for fluid filled IGU’S

Alina JOACHIM, Germany

A parametric study of friction riveting on the disimilar joint formation and strength

Damjan KLOBČAR, Slovenia

On the improvement of adhesion between glass and polymeric materials

Gregorio MARIGGIÒ, Italy

Effects of temperature and peel-rate on fracture energy in the peeling process of a commercial safety film by considering a variable peel-angle q

Silvana MATTEI, Italy

Propagation simulation of multiple cracks in adhesively bonded composite joints

Lukas MÜNCH, Germany

In search of the holy grail of adhesives for cast glass structures: two contradictory case studies, the crystal houses façade in Amsterdam and a small glass pavilion in Greenland

Faidra OIKONOMOPOULOU, The Netherlands

Numerical simulation of laser shock paint stripping on aircraft aluminum substrates


Influence of elevated temperature on glued-in steel rods for CLT element

Nikola PERKOVIĆ, Croatia

Epoxy-PVB composite binder reinforced with nanostructures of WS2

Danica BAJIĆ, Servia

Data fusion based damage study using electromechanical impedance method

Shishir KUMAR SINGH, Poland

Adhesion capability of eco-epoxy adhesives synthesized by the addition of modified tannic acid

Nataša Z. TOMIĆ, Serbia

Dynamical mechanical analysis and fracture toughness of carbon reinforced epoxy composites

UrošTRDAN, Slovenia

Adhesion tests and laser stripping process of paint using shock waves: application to aeronautical parts in al alloys and CFRP

Selen UNALDI, France

The application of adhesives for connecting structural glass strips to existing timber joists

Žiga UNUK, Slovenia

Structural performance of embedded liquid-laminated glass connections


Tests of the embedded laminated connection for glass structures

Michaela ZDRAŽILOVÁ, Czech Republic

Mechanical properties of glass-metal adhesive connection under elevated temperature

Markéta ZIKMUNDOVÁ, Czech Republic

Winner of the Best Poster

In search of the holy grail of adhesives for cast glass structures: two contradictory case studies, the crystal houses façade in Amsterdam and a small glass pavilion in Greenland
Faidra OIKONOMOPOULOU, The Netherlands.

G Meeting, WG Meetings, MC Meeting

Date: 22-23 September 2021
Place: University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy

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Certbond Workshop – Working Group WG5: Disassembling

Date: 31st March, 2021
Format: Webinar

G Meeting, WG Meetings, MC Meeting

Date: 11-12 January 2021
Place: Virtual Meeting