Rheological properties and adhesive failure of thin viscoelastic layers

A. J. Crosby, K. R. Shull*, Y. Y. Lin, C. Y. Hui

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Methods for measuring the linear viscoelastic properties of thin adhesive layers and for determining the stress intensity factor characterizing the driving force for adhesive failure were developed. A variety of correction factors were introduced that depended on the ratio of the contact radius to the adhesive layer thickness. The large stress intensity factors observed were related to a Dugdale model of the cohesive zone at the contact edge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-294
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Rheology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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