Study of influence of sic and al < inf> 2 o < inf> 3 as reinforcement elements in elastomeric matrix composites

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© The Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc. 2015. Rubber is an important polymer type that is widely used due to its high and reversible deformability. Since the modulus and strength of neat rubber are low, an additional reinforcing phase is necessary for the use of rubber materials in practical applications. Rubber is generally reinforced with fibers, carbon black (CB), and silicates. In our study we also use carbon black as filler reinforcement but in order to increase the mechanical properties even more we have added different particles (SiC and Al2O3) in rubber based composites. In the frame of the common research project, NR/BR based composites with different curing systems were characterized with respect to their curing characteristics and mechanical properties. The cure characteristics of the rubber compounds were studied by using the Monsanto MDR 2000 rheometer. Microindentation test was used for studying the viscoelastic behaviour of the compounds. Addition of different reinforcing particles can improve certain properties of rubber blends, such as stiffness, vulcanisation rate and crosslink density.

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Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series