The effect of modified tannic acid (TA) eco-epoxy adhesives on mode I fracture toughness of bonded joints

Mohamed Nasr Saleh, Nataša Z. Tomić, Aleksandar Marinković, Sofia Teixeira de Freitas

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Abstract

Two synthesized eco-epoxy components based on TA: (A) glycidyl ether and (B) glycidyl phosphate ester, are used, as a replacement for the Bisphenol A (BPA) based epoxy component, for bonding aluminum (Al) and carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP). Their effect on the mode I fracture toughness (GI) is evaluated by Double Cantilever Beam (DCB) testing while using Digital Image Correlation (DIC) for in-situ crack tip monitoring. Compared to the reference adhesive, an improvement of (GI) of Al (43%) and CFRP (100%) is obtained when using adhesive B. Moreover, regardless of the adherend material, a stick-slip pattern of crack growth is observed. Weak adhesion of the reference adhesive leads to an adhesive failure vs. a cohesive-adhesive failure in the case of adhesive B. On the contrary, the modification of adhesive A has an adverse effect on the GI of Al (-33%) and CFRP (-78%) as opposed to their reference counterparts.
Original languageEnglish
Article number107122
Number of pages11
JournalPolymer Testing
Volume96
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Eco-epoxy
  • Adhesive
  • Double Cantilever Beam (DCB)
  • Digital Image Correlation (DIC)
  • Mode I fracture toughness
  • Digital image correlation (DIC)
  • Double cantilever beam (DCB)
  • Mode I fracture Toughness

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