Experimental Mechanics

, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 255–261 | Cite as

Moiré of crack-opening interferometry in adhesive fracture mechanics

  • Kenneth M. Liechti


A moiré of crack-opening interference patterns, accomplished in real time with digital image processing of video images, is used to subtract the residual-stress effects due to the mismatch of thermomechanical properties and cure shrinkage that are usually present in bonded systems. The technique was used to measure the opening-mode strain-energy-release ratese associated with a number of interface cracks in a blister-test configuration. The results are compared with an approximate analysis for the total strain-energy-release rate.


Mechanical Engineer Shrinkage Image Processing Fluid Dynamics Digital Image 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth M. Liechti
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering MechanicsUniversity of TexasAustin

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