Anodized aluminium pressure sensitive paint: effect of paint application technique

Zare-Behtash, H. , Yang, L., Gongora-Orozco, N., Kontis, K. and Jones, A. (2012) Anodized aluminium pressure sensitive paint: effect of paint application technique. Measurement, 45(7), pp. 1902-1905. (doi: 10.1016/j.measurement.2012.03.015)

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The porous surface of the Anodized Aluminium Pressure Sensitive Paint (AA-PSP) is what differentiates it from conventional sol–gel based PSPs, leading to a faster response time of the paint. The objective of the current study is to examine the effect of the paint application technique, i.e., whether the AA substrate is dipped or sprayed, on the pressure and temperature sensitivity. A more practical procedure for preparing the AA samples is also presented. Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) images are acquired together with the calibration of the AA-PSP at various temperatures and pressures to determine the effectiveness of each application technique. The results revealed that the AA sample which was dipped in the PSP solution shows a higher pressure sensitivity than the sprayed one. The SEMs show that spraying leads to the covering up of the micropores created on the surface and undermining the benefit of anodization.

Item Type:Articles (Editorial)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Zare-Behtash, Dr Hossein
Authors: Zare-Behtash, H., Yang, L., Gongora-Orozco, N., Kontis, K., and Jones, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Connectivity
Journal Name:Measurement
ISSN (Online):1873-412X
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2012 Elsevier
First Published:First published in Measurement 45(7):1902-1905
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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