Journal Papers Published by the Rubber Research Group
"Electrical and Mechanical Behaviour of Filled Rubber 3: Dynamic loading and the rate of recovery. "
Journal: Journal of Polymer Science: Part B: Polymer Physics, Vol. 43, p. 1649-1661
Following the earlier papers in this series, the changes in the electrical resistivity and mechanical behaviour as a result of static and dynamic deformation have been studied. Cyclic shear, as well as tensile, loading were used to follow the changes in stress and resistivity with strain, including the recovery with time from the effects of a large strain as monitored by the small strain behaviour. The recovery of resistivity from a pre-strain was not complete even after 7 days at room temperature or 50°C, but swelling with a solvent and subsequent drying produced rapid recovery. It appears from the detailed results that there are two strain regions. Below about 10% the resistance and the modulus are strongly dependent on the filler-filler structure, which can break down and reform fairly readily, but the changes at higher strains are probably influenced by changes in the elastomer matrix and also by slippage at the filler-rubber interface.
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