Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Muhammed Shahid Iqbal; Abdul Baseer Muhammedi BTH-AMT-EX--2007/D-03--SE, pp. 88. TEK/avd. för maskinteknik, 2007.

The work

Författare / Author: Muhammed Shahid Iqbal, Abdul Baseer Muhammedi
Titel / Title: Tearing Fracture & Microscopic Analysis of Laminate- Towards Sustainable Packaging
Abstrakt Abstract:

This thesis takes an insight look into tearing behaviour of thin materials used in food packaging. The investigation was based on 2-leg trousers-tear specimen with constant pre-crack length. The materials used in this work were al-foil and a laminate composed of paperboard, low-density polyethylene and al-foil. Theory of Essential work, experimental and finite element methods were used for analysis. Microscopic study was performed to analyse the crack behaviour for both materials and comparison was made. Microscopic photographs show the actual condition of the crack; these photographs were put together with corresponding experimental data. It provided an effective method to analyse the fluctuations in the data compared with actual crack condition. A simple finite element model was made in order to show the stress distribution around the crack tip. It was found that the tearing behaviour is a combination of mode I and mode III fracture. Commercial software ABAQUS was used for finite element modelling. Crack propagation was not considered during simulation

Ämnesord / Subject: Maskinteknik - Mechanical Engineering\Structural Dynamics
Maskinteknik - Mechanical Engineering\Structural Mechanics
Signalbehandling - Signal Processing
Nyckelord / Keywords: Laminate, Essential work of fracture, MTS, Trousers tear test, Experimental method, ABAQUS

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Masters programme in Mechanical Engineering, 60 points
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 02/23/2007
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master


Handledare / Supervisor: Dr. Sharon Kao-Walter
Examinator / Examiner: Ansel Berghuvud
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TEK/avd. för maskinteknik
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