Radial Oscillation of Incompressible Rectangular Vulcanized Rubber Sealing Rings
The oscillation problem is examined for a rectangular sealing ring composed of a class of transversely isotropic incompressible vulcanized rubber materials about radial direction, where the sealing ring is subjected to a suddenly applied radial load at its inner surface. A nonlinear ordinary differential equation that describes the radial motion of the sealing ring is obtained. It is proved that if the applied load is lower than the critical load, the motion of the rubber ring with time will present a nonlinear periodic oscillation, while if it exceeds the critical load, the motion will increase infinitely with the increasing time and so the rubber ring will be destroyed ultimately.
Ford Lumban Gaol, Mehdi Roopaei, Svetlana Perry and Jessica Xu
X. G. Yuan et al., "Radial Oscillation of Incompressible Rectangular Vulcanized Rubber Sealing Rings", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 87, pp. 26-29, 2011