Peeling off an adhesive layer with spatially varying modulus.

  title={Peeling off an adhesive layer with spatially varying modulus.},
  author={Animangsu Ghatak},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={81 2 Pt 1},
  • Animangsu Ghatak
  • Published 2010 in
    Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and…
We analyze here displacement controlled peeling of a flexible adherent off a thin layer of elastic adhesive, the elastic modulus of which does not remain uniform but varies periodically along the direction of peeling. Calculation shows that with progressive peeling, the crack front does not propagate continuously at the interface but intermittently with… CONTINUE READING