With the aim of understanding failure modes in the peeling of silicone-based adhesive joints and, in particular, the occurrence of adhesive or cohesive failure, an experimental campaign has been conducted by considering plastic substrates with different surface roughness. A flexible strip has been bonded onto such substrates using a silicone adhesive, by controlling its thickness. Peeling tests with 90° and 180° peeling angle configurations have been performed and the effect of joint parameters, such as surface roughness and adhesive thickness, onto the adhesion energy and the failure mode are herein discussed in detail. Experimental results show that the failure mode varies in each peeling test configuration such that in the case of 180° peeling test there is mainly cohesive failure, while for 90° peeling angle, a combination of adhesive and cohesive failure occurs. Moreover, due to the presence of different failure modes in each peeling configuration, the substrate roughness can increase the adhesion energy only in 90° peeling tests.

Mechanical characterization and failure modes in the peeling of adhesively bonded strips from a plastic substrate

Hamed Zarei
Investigation
;
Maria Rosaria Marulli
Investigation
;
Marco Paggi
Investigation
;
2020

Abstract

With the aim of understanding failure modes in the peeling of silicone-based adhesive joints and, in particular, the occurrence of adhesive or cohesive failure, an experimental campaign has been conducted by considering plastic substrates with different surface roughness. A flexible strip has been bonded onto such substrates using a silicone adhesive, by controlling its thickness. Peeling tests with 90° and 180° peeling angle configurations have been performed and the effect of joint parameters, such as surface roughness and adhesive thickness, onto the adhesion energy and the failure mode are herein discussed in detail. Experimental results show that the failure mode varies in each peeling test configuration such that in the case of 180° peeling test there is mainly cohesive failure, while for 90° peeling angle, a combination of adhesive and cohesive failure occurs. Moreover, due to the presence of different failure modes in each peeling configuration, the substrate roughness can increase the adhesion energy only in 90° peeling tests.
Silicone adhesives, surface roughness, fracture mechanics, peel test, adhesion energy, failure mode
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