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Application of Digital Image Correlation to the Thick Adherend Shear Test

  • Jared Van Blitterswyk
  • David BackmanEmail author
  • Jeremy Laliberté
  • Richard Cole
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Part of the Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series book series (CPSEMS)

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a novel method for measuring shear deformation during the Thick Adherend Shear Test (TAST), to determine in situ mechanical properties of an adhesive under tensile shear loading, using two-dimensional (2D) Digital Image Correlation (DIC). Shear strains were optically measured using DIC from the bond line and also from adherend deformations; both were compared against measurements made using the ASTM D5656 standard (KGR-1 extensometers). The results from 17 TAST specimens showed that all techniques were in good agreement, however, both DIC techniques had significantly lower variance on measured mechanical properties compared to the KGR-1 extensometers. The use of correlated adherend deformations was the preferred technique for deriving plastic shear strains, and overall produced the lowest scatter on mechanical properties. This study demonstrates the potential for the use of 2D DIC as a more precise, and time-efficient alternative to the KGR-1 extensometers for room temperature in situ characterization of adhesives in shear.

Keywords

Adhesives Mechanical properties Single-lap joint Digital image correlation (DIC) KGR-1 extensometer Experimental test methods 

Notes

Acknowledgement

The technical support of Richard Desnoyers and Matthieu Harrison of NRC-Aerospace and Dr. Steven Philips of McGill University are gratefully acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jared Van Blitterswyk
    • 1
  • David Backman
    • 2
    Email author
  • Jeremy Laliberté
    • 1
  • Richard Cole
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada
  2. 2.National Research Council Canada, Aerospace PortfolioOttawaCanada

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