Accession Number : ADA190994

Title :   The Adhesive Bonding of Thermoplastic Composites.

Descriptive Note : Periodic rept. no. 4, Aug-Dec 87,

Corporate Author : IMPERIAL COLL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM) DEPT OF MECHA NICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Kinloch, A. J. ; Kodokian, G. K.

Report Date : 15 JAN 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Successful adhesive bonding of thermoplastic composites has been achieved using corona discharge treatment. Both a physical and chemical analyses was carried out to determine the effects of corons treatment. These analyses confirm that corona treatment increases the wettability and intrinsic adhesion of the materials analyzed by introducing specific chemical groups. Keywords: Adhesives, Bonding, Composites, Contact angle, Corona, Fracture energy, Oxygenated species, Scanning electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.

Descriptors :   *ADHESIVE BONDING, *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *EPOXY COMPOSITES, *ACRYLIC RESINS, ADHESIVES, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, ELECTRICAL CORONA, ELECTRON MICROSCOPY, ELECTRONIC SCANNERS, FRACTURE(MECHANICS), OXYGEN, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, THERMOPLASTIC RESINS, WETTING, X RAY PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY, POLYAMIDE PLASTICS, FRACTURE(MECHANICS), ENERGY TRANSFER, TABLES(DATA).

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE