Advanced miniature mixed mode bending setup for in-situ interface delamination characterization

M. Kolluri, M.H.L. Thissen, J.P.M. Hoefnagels, J.A.W. Van Dommelen, M.G.D. Geers

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Abstract

A novel test frame configuration was developed and employed to design a new miniature mixed mode bending (MMMB) setup for in-situ characterization of interface delamination in miniature multi-layer structures to accomplish full range of mode mixities. This advanced setup is specially designed with sufficiently small dimensions to fit in a scanning electron microscope and under an optical microscope for detailed real-time fracture analysis during delamination. Analysis of the loads in the new test configuration was performed and a special loading configuration was identified which replicates pure mode II loading better than the conventional end notch flexure (ENF) test. Special care was taken to minimize non-linearities, such as friction, the influence of gravity and geometrical non-linearities. Finite element simulation of the designed setup were performed to show its ability to access all loading modes. Preliminary delamination tests conducted on homogeneous bilayer samples under scanning electron microscope (SEM) proved the new setup configuration is capable of measuring the crack length, crack opening profile and crack delamination mechanism in addition to the conventional energy release rate measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSociety for Experimental Mechanics - 11th International Congress and Exhibition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics 2008
Pages176-182
Number of pages7
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event11th International Congress and Exhibition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics - Orlando, United States
Duration: 2 Jun 20085 Jun 2008

Conference

Conference11th International Congress and Exhibition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period2/06/085/06/08

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    Kolluri, M., Thissen, M. H. L., Hoefnagels, J. P. M., Van Dommelen, J. A. W., & Geers, M. G. D. (2008). Advanced miniature mixed mode bending setup for in-situ interface delamination characterization. In Society for Experimental Mechanics - 11th International Congress and Exhibition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics 2008 (Vol. 1, pp. 176-182)