The surface modification and adhesive bonding of a carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) composite has been investigated. Wettability studies showed that plasma-treated specimens provide a significant increment in the surface energy, relative to untreated material. The surface modification resulted in significantly improved adhesion between the composite and an applied toughened acrylic adhesive; a considerable increase in fracture energy was observed following grit blasting and grit blasting plus silane treatments. Specimens treated with atmospheric plasma showed a slight increment in fracture energy, usually failing adhesively. The durability was tested using a wedge test. Specimens degreased and treated with atmospheric plasma showed the greatest crack growth and failed in an adhesive mode.
Keywords: Acrylic adhesive, CFRP/epoxy composite, Fracture mechanics, Surface modification, Wettability
Índice de impacto JCR y cuartil WoS: 1.310 - Q2 (2011); 2.576 - Q2 (2019)
Referencia DOI: 10.1080/00218464.2011.562114
Publicado en papel: Abril 2011.
J.C. del Real-Romero, Y. Ballesteros, R. Chamochín, J. Abenojar, L. Molisani. Influence of surface preparation on the fracture behavior of acrylic adhesive/CFRP composite joints. The Journal of Adhesion. Abril 2011.