Accession Number:

ADD020306

Title:

Method and Apparatus for Improved Adhesion at an Interfacing Surface

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 12 Sep 2005

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-09-12

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

An apparatus for improving and increasing sustainable shear force capabilities at an interfacing surface between a rigid material and a flexible material is disclosed. The interface includes at least two superimposed components having different surface roughness. A coarse surface roughness component has a surface roughness about 3 orders of magnitude greater than that of a fine surface roughness component. The interface is useful for all types of devices with a rigid-to-flexible interface that needs to resist shear, tension, torsion, compression, or any disturbing steady-state or variable force or forces.

Subject Categories:

  • Adhesives, Seals and Binders
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE