Generalized Fracture Mechanics Approach to Adhesion

  • E. H. Andrews


The fracture mechanics approach is of great value in adhesion studies since it defines adhesive failure parameters that are, in principle, independent of the test employed and which are therefore characteristic of the adhesive bond itself. The fracture parameters obtained are empirical quantities and are not explicitly related to the surface or mechanical properties of the adhering phases.


Coupling Agent Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanic Fracture Parameter Adhesive Bond Adhesive System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. H. Andrews
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  1. 1.Department of Materials, Queen Mary and Westfield CollegeUniversity of LondonLondonEngland

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