Journal Published Online: 01 May 1979
Volume 7, Issue 3

Use of the Double Torsion Method to Study Crack Propagation in an Adhesive Layer



The double torsion technique offers a simple method of studying crack propagation in adhesive layers. The method has been applied successfully to obtain crack-velocity versus crack-extension-force curves for fracture in bonds constructed from an epoxy and a nylon-impregnated adhesive. The thickness of the adhesive layer is found to have a significant effect on the fracture behavior.

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French, RH
Bard Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y.
Raj, R
Bard Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y.
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ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE11218J