This paper presents the improvement of interfacial strength of stainless steel-polymer hybrid materials by silane surface treatment. Two different deposition routes, a wet chemical dipping process and an atmospheric plasma deposition route were chosen to deposit the silane on the stainless steel surface. The conditions of both deposition routes were optimised. Pull-off testing (dolly testing, in accordance with ISO 4624:2002) was used to evaluate the interfacial strength of different samples. The dolly sample configuration was optimised for very thin plate with the help of numerical modelling. Strong improvements of the interfacial strength of the stainless steel-epoxy systems upto 60 MPa were observed after optimisation of the surface treatment conditions for both deposition routes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown
Pages1 - 5
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2014
Event16th European Conference on Composite Materials 2014 - Seville, Spain
Duration: 22 Jun 201426 Jun 2014


Conference16th European Conference on Composite Materials 2014
Abbreviated titleECCM16

    Research areas

  • Stainless steel, Silane, Pull-off testing, Atmospheric plasma

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