Microscopic aspects of crack propagation along PET-glass and PET-Al interfaces

W. P. Vellinga*, R. van Tijum, J. Th. M. De Hosson

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    This paper reports microscopic investigations of the propagation of cracks along polymer-glass and polymer-metal interfaces. The experimental methods include an asymmetric double cantilever beam in an optical microscope, and bire-fringence and atomic force microscopy of the crack faces. The crack fronts propagate inhomogeneously in space and time by way of forward bursts that spread laterally along the front over a certain distance. Experimental indications for correlation between crack propagation and interface roughness and for the occurrence of shear-bands in front of the propagating interface cracks are discussed. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

    Originele taal-2English
    Pagina's (van-tot)7371-7377
    Aantal pagina's7
    TijdschriftInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
    Nummer van het tijdschrift24
    StatusPublished - nov-2006
    EvenementColloquium on Size-Dependent Mechanics of Materials - , Netherlands
    Duur: 13-jun-200515-jun-2005

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