Journal Papers Published by the Rubber Research Group
"Predicting the performance of bonded filled rubber mounts in compression using data measured in a simple shear deformation"
Journal: Journal of natural Rubber Research (1999), Vol 2(2) p. 88-98
The problem of predicting the stiffness of bonded, carbon black filled rubber mounts is difficult because of the problems associated with geometric non-linearity and material characterisation. It is proposed that alternative simple forms of stored energy function can be employed to model the non-linear material properties. For carbon black filled materials it is apparent that it is possible to obtain the relevant materials data from just a single materials test made in any of a number of simple homogeneous deformation modes. The approach will be validated by taking materials data for simple shear measurements and using the data to predict the behaviour of compression mounts with a range of shape factors.