Effect of bond thickness on creep lifetime of adhesive joints under mode

Abdullah Al-Khanbashi, Ehab Mohammed El-Said

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An experimental investigation has been carried out on double cantilever beam specimens with different bond thicknesses to study the effect of bond thickness on lifetime of adhesive joints under mode I. This paper describes an approach to predict the rate of crack propagation. The approach is based on principles of linear elastic fracture mechanics and uses elevated temperature to accelerate the crack propagation under constant loads. The fracture energy of the joint is studied as a function of bond thickness. The results from short-term tests are analyzed and a simple model has been proposed to predict the variation of two kinetic parameters of the Paris law with bond thickness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595-610
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Adhesion Science and Technology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • Adhesive joints
  • Bond thickness
  • Crack propagation
  • Lifetime

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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