Patent Number: 8,820,155

Title: Coated metallic sample peel test

Abstract: A method for conducting a peel test of a polymer coated metallic sample includes making a peel test specimen having a polymer joined to a substrate. A free portion of the polymer is left unattached to the substrate. The peel test specimen is positioned in an environment for testing in such a manner that the polymer is allowed to peel downward from the substrate. A weight is joined to the free portion of the polymer and a start time is recorded. The attached portion of the polymer is periodically measured and the elapsed time is recorded. A peel rate is calculated from the measurement and time.

Inventors: Ramotowski; Thomas S. (Tiverton, RI)

Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy

International Classification: G01B 21/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018