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Dynamic mixed mode crack propagation behavior of structural bonded joints

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The stress field around the dynamically propagating interface crack tip under a remote mixed mode loading condition has been studied with the aid of dynamic photoelastic method. The variation of stress field around the dynamic interface crack tip is photographed by using the Cranz-Shardin type camera having 106 fps rate. The dynamically propagating crack velocities and the shapes of isochromatic fringe loops are characterized for varying mixed load conditions in double cantilever beam (DCB) specimens. The dynamic interface crack tip complex stress intensity factors,K 1 andK 2, determined by a hybrid-experimental method are found to increase as the load mixture ratio of y/x (vertical/horizontal) values. Furthermore, it is found that the dynamically propagating interface crack velocities are highly dependent upon the varying mixed mode loading conditions and that the velocities are significantly small compared to those under the mode I impact loading conditions obtained by Shukla (Singh & Shukla, 1996a, b) and Rosakis (Rosakis et al., 1998) in the USA.

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Lee, O.S., Park, J.C. & Kim, G.H. Dynamic mixed mode crack propagation behavior of structural bonded joints. KSME International Journal 14, 752–763 (2000).

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Key Words

  • Dynamic Interface Crack
  • Propagating Velocity
  • Dynamic Stress Intensity Factors
  • Rayleigh Wave Speed
  • Mixed Mode Loading