Utilisation de la modélisation par projection sur les structures latentes pour prédire les nouvelles caractéristiques de la surface de fluoropolymères traités par décharge à barrière diélectrique

Authors: Gélinas, Alex
Advisor: Laroche, Gaétan
Abstract: This master thesis contains the steps that lead to a statistical model able to predict the properties of a treated fluoropolymer surface circulating between the electrodes of a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) system by characterization of the plasma process. The reactor used as well as different characterization apparatus of the plasma process and surface treatment are described. Moreover, different means of modelization using the projection to latent structure (PLS) algorithm are shown. To be able to model the plasma process, a preliminary study of the process repeatability in time has been made. Results of the study show that despite the apparition of an unwanted layer of deposition on the uncovered electrode during the plasma process, the surface treatment physicochemistry does not change. Subsequently, the plasma process modelization by PLS is shown. Using this technique, it is possible to identify and quantify the importance of the input factors in the model. The important factors that are highlighted are the nature of the fluoropolymer film, the line speed of the polymer film between the electrodes, the duty cycle of the electrical signal used to maintain the plasma discharge, and the carrier and precursor gas residence time in the discharge. Knowing these factors, specific case studies were made to assess the proficiency of the model to do predictions. It was observed that the model becomes less precise when the surface shows bigger change. Non-linear effects were also seen of different surface treatment properties.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2021
Open Access Date: 12 April 2021
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/68769
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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