R.M. Frey, F.H. Wittmann
December 3, 2014
In many cases there is a risk for the formation of blisters if impermeable polymer coatings are applied on porous substrates. On covers of courses in sport stadiums formation of blisters has been observed recently. In this contribution a method is described which can be used to investigate the causes of blister formation in a given system. Blisters are artificially created by the application of a gas pressure in the interface between coating and substrate. In this way the growth of blisters can be varied under controlled conditions. The theoretical background of this method is outlined. In this way it is possible to estimate the necessary pressure under the cover to create blisters of the observed size.