A Study of the Static and Dynamic Characteristics for Automotive Rubber Mount by FEA and Experiment
An automotive transmission rubber mount is a device used in automotive systems to cushion the loads transmitted from the vehicle body structure. TM (transmission) rubber mount has been used to support engine in the vertical direction. In this study, the rubber specimens of the transmission mount are tested to obtain the hyperelastic and viscoelastic properties by the static and dynamic test, respectively. Uni-axial tension test, biaxial tension test, and pure shear test are carried out and Mooney-Rivlin constants are obtained from those static tests. Also, the viscoelastic properties such as storage and loss modulus are obtained from dynamic test. Using the static and dynamic test data, the dynamic stiffness of TM rubber mount subjected to static and dynamic load are predicted with finite element analysis. Solutions allow for comparison between FEA and experimental results. It is shown that the predictions of FEA are close to the experimental results.
Young-Jin Kim, Dong-Ho Bae and Yun-Jae Kim
W. D. Kim et al., "A Study of the Static and Dynamic Characteristics for Automotive Rubber Mount by FEA and Experiment", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 297-300, pp. 299-304, 2005