Engineering Mechanics

International Conference

Proceedings Vol. 15 (2009)


May 11 – 14, 2009, Svratka, Czech Republic
Editors: Jiří Náprstek and Cyril Fischer

Copyright © 2009 Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., Prague

ISBN 978-80-86246-35-2 (printed, Extended Abstracts)
ISSN 1805-8248 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8256 (electronic)

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Fracture analysis of epoxy-aluminum adhesive joint exposed to thermal and structural loads
J. Korbel, J. Klusák, Z. Knésl
pages 673 - 679, full text

The paper presents a fracture mechanics approach to estimation of critical load (thermal or structural) of adhesive joints. Attention is focused on failure of test specimens prepared by gluing aluminum plates with a commercial thermosetting adhesive. Residual stresses caused by differences of thermal expansion of the adhesive and adherent are also examined. Classical fracture mechanics does not deal with behavior of a bi-material interface, and therefore an approach based on a generalized stress intensity factor and generalized fracture toughness is employed.

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