STP981

    Development of Alternative Techniques for Measuring the Fracture Toughness of Rubber-to-Metal Bonds in Harsh Environments

    Published: Jan 1988


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    Abstract

    Rubber-to-metal bonds are important in a variety of automotive, tire, and marine applications. Rational approaches to design for long term integrity may require accurate determination of the fracture toughness of these bonds during exposure to corrosive environments. Several new techniques are discussed for measuring fracture toughness, and observations are offered for conducting these tests.

    Keywords:

    fracture toughness, elastomers, rubber, adhesive bonds, blister test, double cantilever beam, corrosive environments


    Author Information:

    Dillard, DA
    Assistant Professor, Engineering Science and Mechanics Department, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, VA

    Liechti, KM
    Associate Professor, University of Texas, Austin, TX

    Lefebvre, DR
    Graduate Student, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, VA

    Lin, C
    Graduate Student, University of Texas, Austin, TX

    Thornton, JS
    President, Texas Research Institute, Austin, TX

    Brinson, HF
    Professor, Engineering Science and Mechanics Department, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, VA


    Paper ID: STP30329S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D14.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP30329S


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