Acta Mater. 61, 2425-2433, 2013

DETAILED MODELING OF DELAMINATION BUCKLING OF THIN FILMS UNDER GLOBAL TENSION

F. Toth1, F.G. Rammerstorfer1, M.J.Cordill2, F.D. Fischer3

1Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics,
TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
2Erich Schmid Institute for Materials Science,
Leoben, Austria
3Department of Mechanics,
Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria


Abstract - Tensile specimens of metal films on compliant substrates are widely used for determining interfacial properties. These properties are identified by the comparison of experimentally observed delamination buckling and a mathematical model which contains the interface properties as parameters. The current two-dimensional models for delamination buckling are not able to capture the complex stress and deformation states arising in the considered uniaxial tension test in a satisfying way. Therefore, three-dimensional models are developed in a multi-scale approach. It is shown that, for the considered uniaxial tension test, the buckling and associated delamination process are initiated and driven by interfacial shear in addition to compressive stresses in the film. The proposed model is able to reproduce all important experimentally observed phenomena, like cracking stress of the film, film strip curvature and formation of triangular buckles. Combined with experimental data, the developed computational model is found to be effective in determining interface strength properties.


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