Determination of traction-separation laws on an acrylic adhesive under shear and tensile loading

Makoto Imanaka, Masaki Omiya, Noriaki Taguchi

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Structural acrylic adhesives are of special interest because those adhesives are cured at room temperature and can be bonded to oily substrates. To use those adhesives widely for structural bonding, it is necessary to clarify the methodology for predicting strengths of bonding structures with those adhesives. Recently, cohesive zone models (CZMs) have been receiving intensive attentions for simulation of fracture strengths of adhesive joints, especially when bonded with ductile adhesives. The traction-separation laws under mode I and mode II loadings require to estimate fracture toughness of adhesively bonded joints. In this paper, the traction-separation laws of an acrylic adhesive in mode I and mode II were directly obtained from experiments using Arcan type adhesively bonded specimens. The traction-separation laws were determined by simultaneously recording the J-integral and the opening displacements in the directions normal and tangential to the adhesive layer, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)646-659
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Adhesion Science and Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Mar 19


  • Acrylic adhesive
  • cohesive zone model
  • traction-separation law

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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