Damage mechanisms of directly bonded carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastics and aluminium with nanostructured surface

K. M. Jespersen, J. C. Chung, K. Okamoto, H. Abe, Atsushi Hosoi, Hiroyuki Kawada

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    The current study presents a direct bonding method making it possible to obtain a high interface strength of aluminium joined to carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) plates by hot pressing. This is achieved by subjecting the aluminium to a combination of anodising, etching, and silane-coupling treatments prior to bonding. Different types of aluminium are subjected to different treatments and bonded to different types of CFRTP laminates. The effect of the surface structure on the static bonding strength and fatigue life measured by single-lap testing is compared and discussed. The bonding strength is found to be highly dependent on the anodisation conditions along with the type of thermoplastic resin.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number012011
    JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jul 19
    Event39th Riso International Symposium on Materials Science - Fatigue of Composite Materials: Microstructure, Mechanics and Methods - Roskilde, Denmark
    Duration: 2018 Sep 32018 Sep 6


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Engineering(all)

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