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A Critical Study of an Alternative Method to Measure Cohesive Properties of Adhesive Layers
University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre. University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre. University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre. University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of the 19th European Conference on Fracture, Kazan Scientific Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences , 2012Conference paper, (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A perfect experiment is only sensitive to the properties to be analysed. However, evaluation of experimental results is always based on assumptions. Depending on the assumptions, the derived results are more or less correct. In this paper a method based on linear elastic fracture mechanics is compared to a method based on the path independence of the J-integral and the assumptions of the existence of a cohesive zone. Contrary to the other methods, the J-integral method only rests on the assumption that the material of the specimen has a strain energy density that not explicitly depends on the position in the direction of crack propagation. That is, the conditions for J to be path independent. Evaluation of simulated experiments gives the exact value of the fracture energy. The alternative method is based on linear elastic fracture mechanics. Contrary to the conventional methods we use an expression where the crack length is eliminated in favour of the flexibility of the specimen.

Influences of assumptions are studied both experimentally and numerically. Differences in stiffness are achieved by changing the type of adhesive and the layer thickness. Two different adhesives are studied. One is a modern crash resistant epoxy adhesive, SikaPower-498. This is a relatively stiff and tough adhesive. The other adhesive is a soft and extremely tough polyurethane based adhesive, Sikaflex-UHM. Two layer thicknesses are tested; 1.0 mm for the epoxy and 3.0 mm for the polyurethane based adhesive. The results show that the two methods give similar results for the thinner and stiffer epoxy adhesive but differences are recorded for the soft polyurethane based adhesive. This analysis gives a better understanding of the evaluation methods and their limitations and possibilities to extract cohesive laws.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kazan Scientific Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences , 2012.
Keyword [en]
Cohesive law, Fracture energy, DCB, Adhesive, Epoxy, Polyurethane
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
Research subject
Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-6549ISBN: 978-5-905576-18-8 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-6549DiVA: diva2:561422
Conference
19th European Conference on Fracture (ECF19), Fracture Mechanics for Durability, Reliability and Safety, Kazan, Russia, August 26-31 2012
Available from: 2012-10-18 Created: 2012-10-18 Last updated: 2014-07-13Bibliographically approved

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