Analytical solutions for non-uniformity of energy release rate of orthotropic double cantilever beam specimens with an adhesive layer

Published on Sep 1, 2016in Engineering Fracture Mechanics3.426
· DOI :10.1016/J.ENGFRACMECH.2016.07.011
Zhengwen Jiang4
Estimated H-index: 4
(SEU: Southeast University),
Shui Wan5
Estimated H-index: 5
(SEU: Southeast University)
+ 1 AuthorsLei Ma1
Estimated H-index: 1
(NCWU: North China University of Water Conservancy and Electric Power)
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Abstract
Abstract An improved plate model is proposed for the orthotropic double cantilever beam (DCB) specimens with an adhesive layer. The upper adherend of the DCB specimens was converted to a rectangular plate supported by a row of vertical springs and rotational springs at one end and subjected to a vertical uniform traction at the other end. The transverse deflection distributions of the present model along the width are determined using the Rayleigh-Ritz method. Then, combined with the virtual crack closure technique, the closed-form solutions for non-uniformity coefficient β and variation coefficient ν are obtained, from which the mode-I initiation fracture toughness can be determined precisely and conveniently.
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