Journal Published Online: 01 May 1990
Volume 18, Issue 3

A Method for Uniform Shear Stress-Strain Analysis of Adhesives



The adaptation of the Iosipescu test as a method for determination of the stress and strain to failure and the shear modulus of adhesives under uniform shear conditions is described. The design and performance of a number of special purpose instruments and jigs to facilitate sample preparation, bond line thickness measurement, and shear displacement determinations are also described. Representative shear stress-strain curves of a nylon-epoxy film adhesive are presented.

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Wycherley, GW
Mestan, SA
Rhone-Poulenc Silicones, Braeside, Victoria, Australia
Grabovac, I
Materials Research Laboratory, Ascot Vale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE12473J