Investigation on simplified equation for estimating J-integral of adhesive joint and its application to galvannealed steel plate+1

Kensuke Ogawa, Ryusei Maeda, Takaya Kobayashi, Eiichiro Yokoi, Toru Furusawa, Kenji Takada, Masaki Omiya

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1928-1935
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1



  • Automotive adhesives
  • Crack tip opening displacement
  • Digital image correlation
  • Dugdale model
  • Finite element method
  • J-integral
  • Mixed-mode fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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