12 April 2005 Modified single lap joint (MSLJ) test configuration for the determination of adhesive fracture energy
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Proceedings Volume 5852, Third International Conference on Experimental Mechanics and Third Conference of the Asian Committee on Experimental Mechanics; (2005) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.621427
Event: Third International Conference on Experimental Mechanics and Third Conference of the Asian Committee on Experimental Mechanics, 2004, -, Singapore
Abstract
In this work, a modification has been proposed to the traditional single lap joint (SLJ) configuration, to overcome the wide scatter in the fracture toughness measurement due to adhesive fillets. This modification, referred to as the Modified Single Lap Joint (MSLJ), is made by implanting end pre-cracks in the adhesive layer at the center of the bond line in a conventional SLJ. This ensured that during testing, the crack propagated from both ends of the overlap and reduced the effect of spew fillets. MSLJ joints made from unidirectional fibre composite substrates (913C - HTA 12K 5-34%) and either of two types of (Redux 322 and Redux 335K) film adhesive were tested to measure the adhesive fracture energy, Gac. The values of Gac measured were compared with those from similar tests conducted on SLJ and double cantilever beam (DCB) configurations. It was observed that the scatter in the fracture energy measurements obtained from the MSLJ specimens were reduced by more than 30% in comparison with those from the SLJ specimens. The values of adhesive fracture energy from the MSLJ and DCB test geometries were in good agreement. These results are especially useful in the critical design of structural components for aerospace and defense applications as a typical design engineer can use the value of Gac to design for how long an adhesively bonded joint will last when subjected to stresses in friendly or hostile environments.
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S. B. Kumar, S. B. Kumar, I. Sridhar, I. Sridhar, S. Sivashanker, S. Sivashanker, Asim Bag, Asim Bag, S. O. Osiyemi, S. O. Osiyemi, } "Modified single lap joint (MSLJ) test configuration for the determination of adhesive fracture energy", Proc. SPIE 5852, Third International Conference on Experimental Mechanics and Third Conference of the Asian Committee on Experimental Mechanics, (12 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.621427; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.621427
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