2019 Volume 60 Issue 9 Pages 1928-1935
Structural adhesives have been used to reduce weight and increase rigidity in recent automotive developments. This study focuses on the fracture behaviors of the cohesive zone under mixed-mode conditions, and a method for evaluation of the J-integral parameters using the displacement of the crack tip opening is proposed. The method is an application of the Dugdale model, which is known as an ideal model to work with a localized plasticity ahead of the crack tip. The validity of the method is verified through finite element analysis. Furthermore, the method is applied to adhesive joints on galvannealed steel, and its fracture mechanism is investigated.
This Paper was Originally Published in Japanese in J. Soc. Mat. Sci., Japan 67 (2018) 1042–1049.