Browse by Subject "adhesion"
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(2008-05)Crack sealing is a common pavement maintenance treatment because it extends pavement service life. However, crack sealant often fails prematurely due to a loss of adhesion. Since current test methods are mostly empirical ...
Polyacrylamide hydrogel friction controlled by time-dependent surface energy due to poroelastic relaxation (2016-04-28)This thesis explores the control of friction by varying contact area, contact time, and sliding speed of polyacrylamide hydrogel. With a comprehensive understanding of the phenomenon, hydrogels could be designed with ...
(Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (UIUC), 2003-04)Laser induced stress waves are used to characterize intrinsic interfacial strength of thin films under both tensile and mixed-mode conditions. A short-duration compressive pulse induced by pulsed-laser ablation of a ...