REVIEW ARTICLES: Mechanics of Interfaces and Thin Films

Failure of Brittle Adhesive Joints

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Z. Suo

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Appl. Mech. Rev 43(5S), S276-S279 (May 01, 1990) doi:10.1115/1.3120827 History: Online April 30, 2009


Several mechanics problems of brittle adhesive joints are discussed in the light of recent calculations, including issues in fracture testing, concept of nominal toughness, configurational stability of mode-I in-layer fracture, tunnel crack and parallel debond due to residual stresses.

Copyright © 1990 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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