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Study of shear-stiffened elastomers
Faculty of Engineering - Papers (Archive)
  • T F Tian, University of Wollongong
  • W H Li, University of Wollongong
  • J Ding, Defence Science and Technology Organisation
  • G Alici, University of Wollongong
  • H Du, University of Wollongong
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Tian, T. F., Li, W. H., Ding, J., Alici, G. & Du, H. (2012). Study of shear-stiffened elastomers. Smart Materials and Structures, 21 (12), 1-6.


This paper presents a novel shear-stiffened elastomer (SSE) fabricated with a mixture of silicone rubber and silicone oil. A total of four SSE samples were fabricated in this study. Their mechanical and rheological properties under both steady-state and dynamic loading conditions were tested with a parallel plate rheometer. The effects of silicone oil composition, strain amplitude and angular frequency were summarized. When raising the angular frequency in the dynamic shear test, the storage modulus of conventional silicone rubber shows a small increasing trend with the frequency. However, if silicone oil is selected to be mixed with silicone rubber, the storage modulus increases dramatically when the frequency and strain are both beyond the critical values.

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T F Tian, W H Li, J Ding, G Alici, et al.. "Study of shear-stiffened elastomers" (2012) p. 1 - 6
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