Physical Ageing of Rubber

Principal investigator: James BUSFIELD
Funding source(s): Bridgestone Corporation
 Start: 01-10-2019  /  End: 30-09-2020
 Amount: £5,767
Relative impact of physical ageing resulting from temperature cycling to chemical ageing from environmental effectsCarbon black filled elastomers composites are widely used in engineering applications. Their performance changes with time both from changes in their operating temperature and as a consequence of various different ageing mechanisms. This project focuses on modelling the effects of physical ageing on the mechanical properties.