Axisymmetric adhesion tests of pressure sensitive adhesives

Kenneth R Shull, A. J. Crosby

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Abstract

The fracture mechanics of adhesion tests based on the contact of a flat punch or a spherical indenter with a thin elastic layer are studied. For a flat punch, existing literature data are used to derive semi-empirical analytic expressions for the compliance of the thin film. For spherical indenters, the load-displacement relationship, in addition to values for the compliance, are obtained from finite element analysis. Preliminary experimental results on the adhesion of a spherical indenter to commercially available pressure sensitive adhesives are also described, and the fracture mechanics analysis is placed in the context of these results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-215
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Transactions of the ASME
Volume119
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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