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Simple model on debonding of soft adhesives

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We propose a simple theoretical model describing the debonding process of soft adhesives in the probe-tack test. In this model, the expansion dynamics of interfacial cavities is determined by the balance between the strain energy release rate and the rate-dependent fracture energy. As a result, we obtain analytical solutions for the cavity size, stress–strain curve, peak stress, strain at the peak stress, maximum strain, as well as the adhesion energy. Furthermore, we discuss the validity of our theoretical results by comparing them with experiments.

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The article was received on 09 Apr 2018, accepted on 03 Jun 2018 and first published on 05 Jun 2018

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00723C
Citation: Soft Matter, 2018,14, 6206-6213
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    Simple model on debonding of soft adhesives

    T. Yamaguchi, C. Creton and M. Doi, Soft Matter, 2018, 14, 6206
    DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00723C

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