Volume 16, Issue 3 (July 1994)

    Mixed Mode Energy Release Rates for Adhesively Bonded Beam Specimens

    CODEN: CTROAD

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    Abstract

    This paper presents closed-form solutions for the energy release rate and the mode ratio of an equal adherend adhesively bonded beam specimen subject to a mixed mode bending load. The developed expressions explicitly account for the thickness and the material properties of the adhesive layer using a beam on an elastic foundation model. The accuracy of the expressions is verified using dimensional analysis and comparison with finite element results, and it is shown that they correlate well with experimental fracture data from adhesively bonded beam specimens with varying crack lengths.


    Author Information:

    Fernlund, G
    University of Toronto, Toronto,

    Spelt, JK
    University of Toronto, Toronto,


    Stock #: CTR10412J

    ISSN: 0884-6804

    DOI: 10.1520/CTR10412J

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    Title Mixed Mode Energy Release Rates for Adhesively Bonded Beam Specimens
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D30