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    STP640

    Locus of Failure and Its Implications for Adhesion Measurements

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    Abstract

    The extreme importance of correctly establishing the locus of separation in an adhering system, such as a film on a solid, is pointed out. Two theories as to the level of possibility that true interfacial separation will occur are described and both are criticized. A logically rigorous formulation which draws upon both these theories is given.

    Keywords:

    adhesion, films, coatings, adhesives, bond strength, joint strength, fracture, cracks, flaws, fracture mechanics, interfaces, failure locus, interfacial separation, interfacial failure, cohesive failure, weak boundary layers


    Author Information:

    Good, RJ
    Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, N. Y.


    Committee/Subcommittee: C24.30

    DOI: 10.1520/STP38621S