Accession Number:

ADA127000

Title:

Fracture Mechanics Applied to Elastomeric Composites.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

AKRON UNIV OH INST OF POLYMER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Griffith introduced a general fracture criterion in 1920 a crack will grow only when enough energy is available in the system to cause further fracture. This simple concept has been applied to various tear processes in elastomeric materials by Rivlin and Thomas and to a variety of adhesive failures by Kendall. Their results are reviewed, with particular reference to the fracture and debonding of elastomeric composites. Two further cases are then considered the detachment of an elastic matrix from a rigid spherical inclusion and the pull-out of inextensible cords from an elastic block in which they are embedded.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Elastomers and Rubber
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE