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Deformation behavior of rubber blends investigated by a new real time spectral birefringence system
ANTEC
  • Francesca Fiorentini
  • Mukerrem Cakmak
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2002
Abstract
Rubber compounds used in tires usually contain blends of more than one rubber to synergistically combine the properties of these rubbers. These include styrene-butadiene (SBR) and butadiene (BR) rubber or blends of natural rubber (NR) and butadiene rubber. In this study we investigated the true-stress true-strain birefringence behavior of blend of SBR and BR with a new real time spectral birefringence system and obtained the stress optical constant for the SBR/BR blends covering 10-40% BR concentration. The stress optical constants were found to decrease with the increase of BR concentration.
Citation Information
Francesca Fiorentini and Mukerrem Cakmak. "Deformation behavior of rubber blends investigated by a new real time spectral birefringence system" ANTEC (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mukerrem_cakmak/162/