Failure properties of bulk adhesive joints with Adhesively Filled Columns (AFCs) subjected to external loads were investigated by experimental method and finite element method (FEM). From the experiment results, it was found that the strengths of the bulk adhesive joints with AFCs increases considerably whether they are subjected to external tensile loads or lateral bending loads. And the joint strenghts increase with increasing of the depths of the blind holes. Failure process of the joints with AFCs was simulated by element birth-death technology developed in FEM. The conclusions obtained from FEM coincide with that obtained from the experiments.

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