Course: Surface Modification and Adhesion

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Course title Surface Modification and Adhesion
Course code TUIP/TE9PU
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Mrkvičková Simona, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction and basic definitions. 2. The basics of intermolecular forces and surface science. 3. Introduction to theories of adhesion and wetting. 4. Surface tension and surface energy, contact angle. 5. Introduction to surface modification. 6. Modern methods of surface analysis. 7. Surface treatment of polymers. 8. Adhesives - history and classification. 9. Reactive adhesives, chemical and physical properties, processing. 10. Non-reactive adhesives, chemical and physical properties, processing. 11. The basic properties of bonded joints. 12. Testing of joints, type of fractures. 13. Joint design. 14. Workplace for bonding, technical data sheets, safety and health in the bonding.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecturing, Simple experiments, Students working in pairs
  • Participation in classes - 56 hours per semester
  • Preparation for examination - 40 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 40 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course aims to explain in a simple yet complete manner all that is required to successfully bond different materials. Basic principles of adhesion, surface characterization, types of adhesive bonds, and adhesion failure topics are discussed in addition to a description of common adhesive materials and application techniques.
Students have knowledge about adhesives science. They obtain an overview of the types of adhesives, application processes and technologies. They know basic tests and standards of this area.
Basic knowledge of chemistry, physic and polymeric materials.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination

Attendance: students must complete 100% of the labs and attend 80% of seminars. Students must demonstrate knowledge of the discussed curriculum content - written examination. The result of a subject examination is expressed on a six-point scale: A "výborně" (i.e. "excellent"), B "velmi dobře" (i.e. "very good"), C "dobře" (i.e. "good"), D "uspokojivě" (i.e. "satisfactory"), E "dostatečně" (i.e. "sufficient"), F "nedostatečně" (i.e. "fail").
Recommended literature
  • Alphonsus V. Pocius. Adhesion and Adhesives technology. Munich, 2002. ISBN 3-446-21731-2.
  • da Silva L.F.M., Öchsner, A., Adams, R.D. Handbook of Adhesion Technology. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2011. ISBN 978-3-642-01168-9.
  • Sina Ebnesajjad. ADHESIVES TECHNOLOGY HANDBOOK. 2008. ISBN 978-0-8155-1533-3.

Study plans that include the course
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