Engineering - Chemical Engineering
- Provides practicing engineers and newcomers to the field with practical solutions to everyday problems, avoiding a highly complex treatment
- Details the most common and most important measurement methods, their advantages and disadvantages, and their usefulness for a specific application
- Considers measurement methods in regard to economic and time constraints faced in industrial settings
- Covers nondestructive, qualitative, semi-quantitative, and fully quantitative measurement techniques as well as self-loading systems
- Includes appendices containing useful material property data, formulas for adhesion strength, and a guide to commercially available adhesion measuring equipment
Depending on the intended purpose, the precise meaning of adhesion strength is quite slippery. A measurement taken for thin-film application of a substance will likely have little predictive merit for a thick-film application of that substance to exactly the same substrate. Adhesion Measurement Techniques provides practical information on the most important measurement techniques, their unique advantages and disadvantages, and the selection of the proper method for a given application. The author discusses optimal methods for setting adhesion strength requirements while avoiding over-specification of such requirements and devotes an entire chapter to detailed examples of adhesion problems.