Experimental Mechanics

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 38–44 | Cite as

The development of a modified double-cantilever-beam specimen for measuring the fracture energy of rubber to metal bonds

  • D. R. Lefebvre
  • D. A. Dillard
  • H. F. Brinson


Rubber to metal bonds are important in a variety of automotive, tire and marine applications. A new technique is discussed for measuring the strain-energy release rates of these adhesively bonded joints in the presence of harsh environments. Guidelines for design and applications are given.


Rubber Mechanical Engineer Fluid Dynamics Release Rate Fracture Energy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. R. Lefebvre
    • 1
  • D. A. Dillard
    • 1
  • H. F. Brinson
    • 2
  1. 1.Engineering Science and Mechanics DepartmentVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburg
  2. 2.Center for Adhesion ScienceVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburg

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