A phenomenological model of coating/substrate adhesion and interfacial bimetallic peeling stress in composite mirrorsAdhesion and interfacial stress between metal films and structural composite material substrates is discussed. A theoretical and conceptual basis for selecting coating materials for composite mirror substrates is described. A phenomenological model that interrelates cohesive tensile strength of thin film coatings and interfacial peeling stresses is presented. The model serves as a basis in determining gradiated materials response and compatibility of composite substrate and coating combinations. Parametric evaluation of material properties and geometrical factors such as coating thickness are used to determine the threshold stress levels for maintaining adhesion at the different interfaces.
Mcelroy, Paul M. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Lawson, Daniel D. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
September 6, 2013
June 1, 1990
Publication: ESA, Space Applications of Advanced Structural Materials