The fracture behavior of an interface crack tip has significant influence on the structural integrity of an adhesive joint. We investigate a damage zone and the deformation of rubber particles around a tip of an interface crack between rubber-modified epoxy resin and aluminum. They are compared with those around a crack tip in homogeneous rubber-modified epoxy resin. Cavitations in rubber particles are observed around a damaged crack tip in homogeneous resin but not around a damaged interface crack tip. Rubber particles around an interface crack tip are deformed ellipsoidally due to the residual stress even before being damaged, and interfaces between rubber particles and epoxy resin around an interface crack tip are debonded after being damaged.
Damage Zone Around Tip of an Interface Crack Between Rubber-Modified Epoxy Resin and Aluminum
Contributed by the Materials Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY. Manuscript received by the Materials Division May 25, 2000; revised manuscript received June 5, 2001. Associate Editor: S. Mall.
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Lee, D., Ikeda, T., Miyazaki, N., and Choi, N. (March 26, 2002). "Damage Zone Around Tip of an Interface Crack Between Rubber-Modified Epoxy Resin and Aluminum ." ASME. J. Eng. Mater. Technol. April 2002; 124(2): 206–214. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1417980
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