On the Double Cantilever Beam Specimen for Mode-I Interface Delamination

[+] Author and Article Information
B. Balendran

Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials, Department of Advanced Materials, Department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0411

J. Appl. Mech 61(2), 471-473 (Jun 01, 1994) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2901470 History: Received August 30, 1991; Revised April 13, 1993; Online March 31, 2008


A compliance model is presented for a DCB specimen for mode-I interface delamination. The undelaminated part of the specimen is modeled by using Reissner’s mixed variational principle from which the rotation of the cross-section at the tip of the crack and the shear stress at the interface are evaluated. The results for a homogeneous beam with midplane crack are deduced and shown to be in better agreement with the experimental and finite element results than any of the existing models.

Copyright © 1994 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.






Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In