Fatigue crack growth experiments on carbon black-filled rubber compounds have been carried out to evaluate the influence of testing conditions over different compound formulations. Investigations on the influence of waveform, data acquisition, and compound formulation have been performed on strip-tensile specimens reproducing the mode I of crack opening. The response of three different compound formulations (based on either natural rubber, butadiene rubber, or styrene-butadiene rubber) to the application of two different waveforms, pulse and sine, has been analyzed, showing significant differences in fatigue behavior and ranking of the various compounds. Compared to the sinusoidal waveform, the use of a pulse waveform provided an improved correlation of the tearing energy with the crack propagation speed. This difference was particularly evident in the case of natural rubber and butadiene rubber, while it resulted negligible in the case of styrene-butadiene rubber. Such a different behavior could be attributed to differences in macromolecular chains orientation. Fine-tuning of video acquisition parameters provided an accurate observation of the crack growth process, as confirmed by the low standard deviation of the estimated tearing energy and crack growth rate.
|Autori:||G. Andreini; P. Straffi; S. Cotugno; G. Gallone; Polacco G|
|Titolo:||Comparison of sine versus pulse waveform effects on fatigue crack growth behavior on Nr, SBR, and BR compounds|
|Anno del prodotto:||2011|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.5254/1.3512954|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|