Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 32, Issue 8, pp 2099–2106

The coalescence of combustion-sprayed ethylene–methacrylic acid copolymer

  • J. A BROGAN
  • C. C BERNDT
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1018526906452

Cite this article as:
BROGAN, J.A. & BERNDT, C.C. Journal of Materials Science (1997) 32: 2099. doi:10.1023/A:1018526906452

Abstract

A design of experiments approach was employed to study the coalescence of combustion-sprayed ethylene-methacrylic acid copolymer (EMAA). The powder feed rate, stand-off distance, substrate temperature, propane flow rate, and compressed air flow rate were studied by using a 25-1 factorial design matrix. Empirical models were developed to predict coating surface roughness, coating temperature and splat elongation ratio. Such methods allow process optimization, estimation of interactions among parameters, and the determination of the factors which influence the coalescence of ethylene-methacrylic acid copolymer coatings.

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© Chapman and Hall 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A BROGAN
    • 1
  • C. C BERNDT
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringState University of New York at Stony BrookStony BrookUSA