12 Oct Doctoral thesis on creep crack growth in adhesively bonded joints
On October 6, 2023, Edwin Meulman defended his PhD thesis entitled “Analysis of Creep Crack Growth in Adhesively Bonded Joints under Mode I Loading», supervised by Dr. Jordi Renart (1), Dr. Laura Carreras (1) and Dr. Javier Zurbitu Gonzalez (2).
The following Open Access papers are part of the PhD thesis:
“Analysis of mode I fracture toughness of adhesively bonded joints by a low friction roller wedge driven quasi-static test”. E. Meulman, J. Renart, L. Carreras, J. Zurbitu. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Volume 271, 108619, 2022. Link:
“A methodology for the experimental characterization of energy release rate-controlled creep crack growth under mode I loading”. E. Meulman, J. Renart, L. Carreras, J. Zurbitu. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Volume 283, 109222, 2023. Link:
The authors would like to acknowledge the support of the Spanish Government through the Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovac´on y Universidades under the contract PID2021-127879OB-C21 and Grant RYC2021-032171-I funded by MCIN/AEI/ 10.13039/ 501100011033 and by “European Union NextGenerationEU/PRTR. The first author would also like to acknowledge the support received from the Universitat de Girona and Banco Santander through the fellowship grant IFUdG2021-AE, co-funded by the AMADE research group (GRCT0064). Open Access funding provided thanks to the CRUE-CSIC agreement with Elsevier. The work in this research has been made possible by patent 300352094, PCT/ES2020/070074 made available by IKERLAN, S.COOP. (IKER018) and the Universitat de Girona. Furthermore, the authors like to acknowledge the support from the AMADE research group testing laboratory.
(1) AMADE – Universitat de Girona | Escola Politècnica Superior Girona | Universitat de Girona
(2) IKERLAN | Basque Research and Technology Alliance (BRTA)