Some polymer adhesives possess a
complicated fracture behaviour, so that cracking occours in a combination of rapid crack jumps
and stand-still, denoted "slip-stick").
DCB (double cantilever beam) tests and microscale
in SEM (scanning electron microscope) will be conducted and the results will be interpreted in terms of a
theories based on velocity-dependent fracture energy
(e.g. Webb and Aifantis).
Strength of Materials 2, Fracture mechanics