Effect of Electric Field on Adhesion of Thermoplastic Resin against Steel Plate

Motoyuki Murashima, Noritsugu Umehara, Hiroyuki Kousaka, Xingrui Deng
2017 Tribology Online  
This work shows new method which controls adhesion strength between acrylic resin and metal mold with electric field. Usage of electric field is considered as a new solution to control adhesion of thermoplastic resin in Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced ThermoPlastic (thermoplastic CFRP) stamping process because this method can prevent CFRP from its degradation. In this work, we establish new adhesion tester which can apply Direct Current (DC) or Alternating Current (AC) field on metal specimens. In the
more » ... esults, when DC −12 V/mm is imposed on metal specimens, adhesion strength increases to 0.81 MPa which is 57% higher than that of no field condition. Negative component of surface energy after imposing DC −12 V/mm on metal specimens is 7.6 mJ/m 2 . This value is 56% smaller than that of no field condition. When AC electric fields is imposed, adhesion strength decreases from no electric field condition. The most effective AC field condition is AC 10 V/mm with 1 MHz, in which case adhesion strength is 0.29 MPa. This value is 44% lower than that of no field condition.
doi:10.2474/trol.12.42 fatcat:uf3ufrcg3nafvljfc7k3unga5a