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Bio‐inspired Duplex Attachment Pad with Asymmetric Adhesion

We study the adhesive properties of a bilayer system comprising a thin elastic film supported on a highly compliant foam pad through pull‐off and peel tests. Based on the findings of this study, we further consider a duplex attachment pad having a gradient in effective compliance along the peeling direction and show that while such a pad can withstand considerable load in a pull‐off mode, it can also yield asymmetric adhesion in a peel mode.

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10 Jun 2013
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