MOL-42196 Adhesion and Surface Modifications, 5 cr

Person responsible

Johanna Lahti, Jurkka Kuusipalo, Mikko Kanerva


Implementation Period Person responsible Requirements
MOL-42196 2019-01 3 - 4 Mikko Kanerva
Jurkka Kuusipalo
Johanna Lahti

Learning Outcomes

The target of the course is to make participants understand the importance and factors of adhesion related to materials performance and the fundamental concepts of crack, fracture and delamination related to failure of adhesive bond. The target skills are the ability to apply surface treatments for specific materials to improve adhesion and the ability to plan work for understanding and solving practical problems related to the enhancement and semi-empirical prediction of adhesion.


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Main factors affecting adhesive bonds at material interfaces  The student is able to solve possible adhesion problems in different production processes and can predict functionality of materials in terms of adhesion at bonds.  DIfferent models of surface enregy determination 
2. Surface characteristics: Wetting and surface energy   Contact angle measurements  Surface treatment devices 
3. Importance of adhesion to material performance  Specific surface treatment and modification methods (e.g. corona, flame, plasma, chemical modification (primers, adhesion promoters)   Nonlinearity of materials, damage 
4. Concepts of crack, fracture and delamination  Numerical models for bond failure   Knows the risks associated with digital environments and takes them into account in his/her own actions 
5. Understands scientific thinking, reasoning and explanation      

Study material

Type Name Author ISBN URL Additional information Examination material
Book   Contact angle, wettability and adhesion   Mittal K.L. (ed)   90-6764-157-x       No   
Book   Paper and paperboard converting   Kuusipalo, J. (ed)   978-952-5216-28-8     Chapter 2   Yes   
Lecture slides     Mikko Kanerva         Yes   


Course Mandatory/Advisable Description
MOL-42106 Polymeric Materials Advisable    
MOL-42316 Processing of Thermoplastics Advisable    
RAK-31011 Lujuusoppi Advisable    
RAK-33060 Murtumismekaniikka ja väsyminen Advisable    

Correspondence of content

There is no equivalence with any other courses

Updated by: Kanerva Mikko, 29.10.2019