Title page for ETD etd-08012012-040318

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Lai, Yeh-Hung
URN etd-08012012-040318
Title The constrained blister - a nearly constant strain energy release rate test for adhesives
Degree Master of Science
Department Engineering Mechanics
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Dillard, David A. Committee Chair
Griffin, Odis Hayden Jr. Committee Member
Holzer, Siegfried M. Committee Member
  • Fracture mechanics
Date of Defense 1988-12-05
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This study developed and analyzed a modification of the blister test permitting nearly constant strain energy release rate testing of adhesive bonds. The work consisted of three parts; (1) development of the testing technique to evaluate strain energy release rate and to record the time dependent nature of the fracture process, (2) numerical analysis of the constrained blister test to determine the applicability of an approximate solution for several materials, and (3) development of an. analytical technique to evaluate the strain energy release rate for relatively stiff specimens.

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