Constitutive Models for Rubbers by Bohdana Marvalova, Iva Petrikova

By Bohdana Marvalova, Iva Petrikova

The targeted homes of rubber make it perfect to be used in a large choice of engineering purposes similar to tyres, engine mounts, surprise absorbers, versatile joints and seals. constructing diversified elastomeric components for numerous buildings includes numerical simulations in their functionality, that are in line with trustworthy constitutive versions of the cloth being simulated. Numerical modelling can be underpinned via an in depth experimental research into the thermomechanical behaviour of rubber parts in working conditions.

The ninth quantity of Constitutive versions for Rubber, containing the papers offered on the the 9th ecu convention on Constitutive versions for Rubber (ECCMR 2015, Prague, Czech Republic, 1-4 September 2015), bargains engineers, scientists and postgraduate scholars an summary of modern theoretical and experimental examine at the behaviour, houses and modelling of rubber. The contributions were grouped below to the subsequent headings: ageing, Friction & Abrasion, Adhesion, Swelling, Continuum Mechanical types & Numerical Implementation, Hyperelasticity, Micromechanical methods, Fracture, Fatigue & Lifetime Prediction, Mullins impression, pressure brought about Crystallization, Thermal results, Reinforcement & Vulcanization, layout & functions, Magnetosensitive, Ionic & Electroactive Elastomers and Foams. The papers offered are, although, no longer restricted to those issues yet replicate the complexity of various and interesting difficulties within the modelling of the behaviour of rubber.

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Herzig, M. Johlitz & A. Lion University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich, Neubiberg, Germany ABSTRACT: Thermoxidative ageing of natural rubber is investigated by taking a closer look on the oxygen consumption during the exposure to elevated temperatures. First an experimental set-up is introduced to explore the amount of oxygen absorbed by elastomers during the ageing process using a respirometer. Subsequently the oxygen consumption of natural rubber aged at different temperatures and for varying durations is tested.

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