Effects of geometric confinement on the adhesive debonding of soft elastic solids

Rebecca E. Webber*, Kenneth R Shull, Alexandra Roos, Costantino Creton

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Abstract

The effect of confinement on the debonding behavior of compliant elastic layers was investigated. The behavior that manifests during interfacial debonding was dependent on the layer thickness, with more highly confined samples experiencing fingerlike interfacial instabilities. The origin of these instabilities can be related to the nature of the stress distribution within the layer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number021805
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume68
Issue number2 1
StatePublished - Aug 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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