Fracture Analysis of Adhesively Bonded Sheets

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L. M. Keer, C. T. Lin, T. Mura

Department of Civil Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

J. Appl. Mech 43(4), 652-656 (Dec 01, 1976) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3423949 History: Received September 01, 1975; Revised April 01, 1976; Online July 12, 2010


The problem of adhesively bonded sheets, one of which is cracked, is formulated by the utilization of integral transform methods. The objective of the investigation is to calculate the stress-intensity factor at the crack tip for the cracked sheets. Results are obtained when the cracked sheet has a single crack and an array of identical, equally spaced, coplanar cracks. Results tend to indicate that the growth of crack implies a reduction in the stress-intensity factor.

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