The finite element method was used to model an adhesive bonding process between a sheet of glass and a long strip of flexible PVC. The effect of the thickness of the PVC strip, the number of heat sources, the temperature of the heat sources, the size of the heat sources, and convection on the steady state temperature distribution in the adhesive layer was studied. The time required to reach the steady-state condition was also determined.

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