Journal Papers Published by the Rubber Research Group
"New Technique for Measurement of Rubber-to-Metal Bond Failure"
Author(s): C.C. Lawrence, G.J. Lake and A.G. Thomas
Journal: Rubber Chemistry and Technology, Vol 78, p271-285.
A new test, involving combined pure and simple shear, that can produce failure very close to the interface between the rubber and the bonding agent in a rubber-to-metal joint, is described. The test allows changes in the position of the tip of the de-bonded region to be followed with time, enabling the failure rate to be determined. The latter can be related to the strain energy release rate so that a fracture mechanics based analysis can be applied. Failure characteristics can be correlated with features of the de-bond surface. The results suggest that even when failure is very close to the interface, the measured strength is similar to that of the rubber.
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