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Dual cracking at polymer/glass interfaces
Author(s): John E. Ritter; T. J. Lardner; G. C. Prakash; A. J. Stewart; V. Surorova
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Paper Abstract

Moisture-assisted crack growth at polymer/glass interfaces was measured as a function of applied stain energy release rate using a four-point flexure apparatus coupled with an inverted microscope. The specimens consisted of two glass plates bonded together with a thin layer of epoxy or epoxy acrylate adhesive. Of particular importance in this study was the growth of cracks on both interfaces of the sample. Finite element analysis was carried out to gain a fundamental understanding of the observed crack growth behavior.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1999, Adhesives Engineering, (27 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.158595
Show Author Affiliations
John E. Ritter, Univ. of Massachusetts/Amherst (United States)
T. J. Lardner, Univ. of Massachusetts/Amherst (United States)
G. C. Prakash, Univ. of Massachusetts/Amherst (United States)
A. J. Stewart, Univ. of Massachusetts/Amherst (United States)
V. Surorova, Univ. of Massachusetts (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1999:
Adhesives Engineering
Eric A. Norland; Kenneth M. Liechti, Editor(s)

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