Manufacturing and damage analysis of epoxy resin-reinforced scrap rubber composites for aeronautical applications

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Conference Proceeding

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Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics


Simple methods to manufacture elastomer based composites using the styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) recovered from scrap rubber pieces is proposed. These scraps are obtained basically from the manufacturing of the sport shoes. Epoxy resin is used as reinforcement along with other particles. The effect of combining the reinforcements with recycled SBR is studied by a series of experiments to evaluate the response of these materials to mechanical and thermal loading. Preliminary results on hardness, wear, storage modulus, loss angle tangent, creep response are presented. The results presented are part of an on-going project to design elastomer based composites utilizing recycled SBR for different engineering applications.

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Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series