The blister test : transition from plate to membrane behaviour for an elastic material
Date of Issue1997
School of Materials Science and Engineering
The crack extension force has been calculated for the blister test when the blister is in transition from plate-like to membrane behaviour. Simple equations are given for the crack extension force that are accurate to better than 1%. The mode-mixity of interfacial fracture in the blister test is discussed and it is shown that the interfacial fracture energy is likely to increase with decrease in thickness of the film. In practical tests, the behaviour of a blister is likely to be nearer to a plate than a membrane.
International journal of fracture
© 1997 Kluwer Academic Publishers. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by International Journal of Fracture, Kluwer Academic Publishers. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1007448915245].