Fracture mechanical analasys of adhesive bonding – on the way to deeper knowledge under fracture

PhD defence, Tuesday, 22 August 2017. Alex Møberg.

2017.08.22 | Steffi Hjerrild Iversen

Alex Møberg

Alex Møberg has during the PhD investigated the shape of crack fronts under fracture in adhesive bonding, including a study of which parameters that influence the shape.

During his studies, Alex investigated a bonding between a transparent polymer plate and a rigid aluminium block bonded together using epoxy. The research is made theoretical using numerical calculation of the shape and thereafter validated with experimental observations. The obtained results contribute to the understanding of the mechanics influence the strength of adhesive bonding, which as an example is used in production of blades for wind turbines.

The PhD degree was completed at the Department of Engineering, Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

This résumé was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Tuesday, 22 August at 13:00
Place: Building 3210, room 04.064, Department of Engineering, Inge Lehmanns Gade 10, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus c.
Title of dissertation: Crack front morphology in layered materials.
Contact information: Alex Møberg, e-mail:, tel.: +45 2292 6710
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Ulf Stigh, School of Engineering Science, University of Skövde, Sweden
Associate Professor Brian Nyvang Legarth, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
Professor Martin Greiner, Department of Engineering, Aarhus University (chair)
Main supervisor:

Professor dr.techn. Henrik Myhre Jensen, Department of Engineering, Aarhus University

Assistant Professor Michal K. Budzik, Department of Engineering, Aarhus University
The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.The dissertation is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST, Ny Munkegade 120, building 1520, rooms 128-134, 8000 Aarhus C

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