Estimation of static strength of adhesively bonded single lap joints with an acrylic adhesive under tensile shear condition based on cohesive zone model

Makoto Imanaka, Masaki Omiya, Noriaki Taguchi

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In this study, the tensile shear and bending tests of adhesively bonded single lap joints with the acrylic adhesive was evaluated experimentally and numerically. In the previous paper, the traction-separation laws in mode 1 and mode 2 for an acrylic adhesive were directly obtained from the observation of failure process using Arcan type adhesively bonded specimens: simultaneous measurements of the J-integral and the opening displacements in the directions normal, δn and tangential to the adhesive layer, δs respectively. The experimental results were compared with numerical simulations conducted in ABAQUS including cohesive damage model. The cohesive laws obtained in the previous paper were simplified to trapezoidal shape from the experimentally obtained ones which were indicated in the previous paper. A good agreement was found between the experimental and numerical results. Then, to investigate the damage evolution in the adhesive layer for some lap joints, microscopic video observation was conducted near the end of the adhesive layer, and the video image have been compared with the contours of damage variable obtained by FEM corresponding to the video images. The observed damage evolution also agrees with the trend of damage variable.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Adhesion Science and Technology
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2018 Jan 1



  • Acrylic adhesive
  • Cohesive zone model
  • Single lap joints

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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