Accession Number : ADA305858

Title :   The Molecular Modelling of Silane Primers for Adhesive Joints and Composite Materials.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. no. 1,

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

Personal Author(s) : Kinloch, A. J. ; Hobbs, P. M.

PDF Url : ADA305858

Report Date : 29 NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The main aim of this work is to improve the understanding of the Molecular-level mechanism of adhesion of organosilanes on metal surfaces for the design of improved adhesion promoters/primers. Our approach will be to carry out molecular simulations to determine binding energies of the various molecular structures and the influence of surface contaminants, on the interaction of organosilanes with metal oxides. We will be using a variety of computer simulation methods incorporated in the Cerius(2) software. jg p1

Descriptors :   *MODELS, *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *PRIMERS, *BONDED JOINTS, *SILANES, *MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, *ADHESIVE BONDING, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, SIMULATION, METALS, INTERACTIONS, MOLECULES, ADHESION, SURFACES, NUCLEAR BINDING ENERGY, OXIDES, ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, CONTAMINANTS, METAL COMPOUNDS.

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Adhesives, Seals and Binders
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE