Effects of Rate on Crack Growth in a Rubber-Modified Epoxy

Abstract

The rate-dependent fracture behavior of a 10-phr rubber-modified epoxy was investigated using double-cantilever-beam tests at various crosshead speeds. Dramatic rate effects were observed in the R-curve behavior and in the relationship between the applied energy-release rate and the crack velocity. Furthermore, a transition between fracture with toughening… (More)

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@inproceedings{Du2000EffectsOR, title={Effects of Rate on Crack Growth in a Rubber-Modified Epoxy}, author={Jiaojiao Du and M. D. Thouless and Albert F. Yee}, year={2000} }