Accession Number : ADA308208

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

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. no. 2, Oct 95-Feb 96,

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

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

PDF Url : ADA308208

Report Date : 15 FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The main aim of this work is to improve the understanding of the mechanisms of adhesion of organosilanes on metal surfaces for the design of improved adhesion promoters/primers. Our approach is to conduct 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. The initial problems have been overcome and good progress has been made in the last few months. p1

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

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Adhesives, Seals and Binders
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE