The influence of pre-loading and thermal recovery on the viscoelastic response of filled elastomers

Aleksey D. Drozdov, Al Dorfmann

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Abstract

Experimental data are reported in tensile relaxation tests on carbon black-filled natural rubber at strains up to 200%. Constitutive equations are derived for the time-dependent response of a particle-reinforced elastomer at finite strains. Adjustable parameters in the model are found by fitting observations. The effects on mechanical pre-loading and thermal recovery are analyzed on the material constants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-256
Number of pages10
JournalMechanics Research Communications
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Particle-reinforced elastomers
  • Transient networks
  • Viscoelasticity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Materials Science (all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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