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Finite-thickness cohesive elements for modeling thick adhesives

A new cohesive element formulation is proposed for modeling the initial elastic response, softening, and failure of finite-thickness adhesives. By decoupling the penalty stiffness of the cohesive zone model formulation and the physical adhesive modulus, the new formulation ensures proper dissipation of fracture energy for opening and shear loading modes and mixed-mode loading conditions with any combination of elastic and fracture material properties. Predictions are made using the new element formulation for double cantilever beam, end-notched flexure, mixed-mode bending and single lap joint specimens with varying adhesive thicknesses. Good correlation between all predictions and experimental results was observed

The first author would like to acknowledge the FPU program grant AP2010-0977 from the Spanish Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte. The authors also acknowledge the support of the Spanish government through the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad under the contracts DPI2012-34465 and TRA2015-71491-R

© Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 2016, vol. 168, núm. part B, p.105-113

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Manager: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (Espanya)
Author: Sarrado Molina, Carlos
Leone, Frank A.
Turon Travesa, Albert
Date: 2016 December
Abstract: A new cohesive element formulation is proposed for modeling the initial elastic response, softening, and failure of finite-thickness adhesives. By decoupling the penalty stiffness of the cohesive zone model formulation and the physical adhesive modulus, the new formulation ensures proper dissipation of fracture energy for opening and shear loading modes and mixed-mode loading conditions with any combination of elastic and fracture material properties. Predictions are made using the new element formulation for double cantilever beam, end-notched flexure, mixed-mode bending and single lap joint specimens with varying adhesive thicknesses. Good correlation between all predictions and experimental results was observed
The first author would like to acknowledge the FPU program grant AP2010-0977 from the Spanish Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte. The authors also acknowledge the support of the Spanish government through the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad under the contracts DPI2012-34465 and TRA2015-71491-R
Format: application/pdf
Citation: 025733
ISSN: 1359-7345 (versió paper)
1364-548X (versió electrònica)
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/10256/12725
Language: eng
Publisher: Elsevier
Collection: MINECO/PN 2013-2015/DPI2012-34465
MINECO/PE 2016-2018/TRA2015-71491-R
Reproducció digital del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engfracmech.2016.03.020
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Is part of: © Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 2016, vol. 168, núm. part B, p.105-113
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Subject: Adhesius
Adhesives
Mecànica de fractura
Fracture mechanics
Title: Finite-thickness cohesive elements for modeling thick adhesives
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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