In this study, adhesive joints made up of commercial NiTi sheets with shape memory capabilities are analyzed. Suitable surface pre-treatments, i.e., degreasing, sandblasting, and chemical etching, are preliminary compared in terms of surface roughness, surface energy, and substrate thinning. Results indicate that chemical etching induces marked substrate thinning without substantial gains in terms of surface roughness and free energy. Therefore, adhesive joints with degreased and sandblasted substrates are prepared and tested under both static and cyclic conditions, and damage development within the adhesive layer is monitored in situ using a CCD camera. Sandblasted specimens have a significantly higher mechanical static strength with respect to degreased ones, although they essentially fail in similar fashion, i.e., formation of microcracks followed by decohesion along the adhesive/substrate interface. In addition, the joints show a good functional response with almost complete shape memory recovery after thermo-mechanical cycling, i.e., a small accumulation of residual deformations occurs. The present results show that adhesive bonding is a viable joining technique for NiTi alloys.
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|Titolo:||Mechanical and functional properties of nickel titanium adhesively bonded joints|
MALETTA, Carmine (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|