Interfacial debonding in fiber-reinforced composites is a common problem, especially in external strengthening techniques. This investigation aims to determine the load during debonding, and discusses two practical design parameters for direct shear tests, which are commonly used to assess the mechanics of debonding. In this study, three different bond-slip cohesive laws and one finite fracture mechanics approach are considered to investigate debonding in direct shear tests by taking the effect of residual strength into account. For each model, load during debonding and its maximum value are given by closed-form expressions, which are then checked against experimental data reported in the literature. It is shown that using the interfacial mechanical properties extracted from one geometry, the debonding load of tests with different bond lengths and widths can be predicted without any fitting procedure. Moreover, effective bond length formulae are suggested for each model; one is the straightforward extension (accounting for residual strength) of a formula available in the Standards. The results illustrate the importance of considering residual strength in direct shear tests, even at debonding onset, with its effect being nonetheless higher for long bond lengths.

Analytical Modeling of Debonding Mechanism for Long and Short Bond Lengths in Direct Shear Tests Accounting for Residual Strength / Mirzaei, AMIR MOHAMMAD; Corrado, Mauro; Sapora, ALBERTO GIUSEPPE; Cornetti, Pietro. - In: MATERIALS. - ISSN 1996-1944. - 14:21(2021), p. 6690. [10.3390/ma14216690]

Analytical Modeling of Debonding Mechanism for Long and Short Bond Lengths in Direct Shear Tests Accounting for Residual Strength

Amir Mohammad Mirzaei;Mauro Corrado;Alberto Sapora;Pietro Cornetti
2021

Abstract

Interfacial debonding in fiber-reinforced composites is a common problem, especially in external strengthening techniques. This investigation aims to determine the load during debonding, and discusses two practical design parameters for direct shear tests, which are commonly used to assess the mechanics of debonding. In this study, three different bond-slip cohesive laws and one finite fracture mechanics approach are considered to investigate debonding in direct shear tests by taking the effect of residual strength into account. For each model, load during debonding and its maximum value are given by closed-form expressions, which are then checked against experimental data reported in the literature. It is shown that using the interfacial mechanical properties extracted from one geometry, the debonding load of tests with different bond lengths and widths can be predicted without any fitting procedure. Moreover, effective bond length formulae are suggested for each model; one is the straightforward extension (accounting for residual strength) of a formula available in the Standards. The results illustrate the importance of considering residual strength in direct shear tests, even at debonding onset, with its effect being nonetheless higher for long bond lengths.
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