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Influence of the size and amount of cork particle on the impact toughness of a structural adhesive

Barbosa, A. Q. and Da Silva, L. F. M. and Ochsner, A. and Abenojar, J. and Real, J. C. Del (2012) Influence of the size and amount of cork particle on the impact toughness of a structural adhesive. The Journal of Adhesion, 88 . pp. 452-470. ISSN 0021-8464

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The inclusion of particles (nano or micro) is a method to improve the mechanical properties, such as toughness, of structural adhe- sives. Structural adhesives are known for their high strength and stiffness but also for their low ductility and toughness. There are many processes described in the literature to increase the tough- ness, one of the most common being the use of rubber particles. In the present study, natural micro particles of cork were used with the objective to increase the impact resistance of a brittle epoxy adhesive. The idea is for the cork particles to act like crack stoppers and absorb impact leading to higher absorption of energy. The influence of the cork particle size and amount were studied. Par- ticles of cork ranging from 38 to 250 mm were mixed in the epoxy adhesive Araldite 1 2020 from Huntsman. The amount of cork in the adhesive was varied between 1 and 5%by weight. Surface treatment (low pressure plasma) was applied to the cork powder to assess the effect of the interaction adhesive-cork with several degrees of adhesion. This evaluation was made using impact tests and it was evident that impact absorption was related to the size and amount of cork particles in the resin, considering a uniform particle distribution.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:adhesive, cork, mechanical properties, surface treatment
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:47104
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:22 Jun 2015 05:55
Last Modified:31 Mar 2019 08:31

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