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- Splat formation of polypropylene flame sprayed onto a flat surface
- Alamara, Kadhim; Saber-Samandari, Saeed; Berndt, C. C.
- The oxy-acetylene flame process with external powder feeding was employed to spray form polypropylene (PP) splats onto a glass substrate. This work examines the influence of stand-off distance on PP splat morphology to establish a fundamental understanding of processing variables on microstructural characteristics. Optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), 2D profilometry, non-contact optical surface profilometry and VISION software were used to measure and quantify various morphological features that are descriptors for the splat metrics. Micro-Raman spectroscopy was used to examine the molecular structure of the PP splats. These studies indicated that decreasing the stand-off distance from 35 to 15 cm produced coherent, integral disk-shaped splats that exhibited minimum splashing behavior. This observation has important fundamental implications concerning the structure-property relationships of polymer coatings since the design of these intrinsic building units also controls the composite nature of the coating.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences. Industrial Research Institute Swinburne
- Surface & Coatings Technology, Vol. 205, no. 7 (Dec 2010), pp. 2518-2524
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 0306 Physical Chemistry (Incl. Structural); 0912 Materials Engineering
- Morphology; Polypropylene; Splat; Thermal spray
- Elsevier SA
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- Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
- Peer reviewed