Fatigue Life Prediction of Heat-Aging Vulcanized Natural Rubber


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Heat-aging effects on the material properties and fatigue life prediction of natural rubber were experimentally investigated. The rubber specimens were heat-aged in an oven at the temperature ranging from 50oC to 100oC for a period ranging from 1 day to 90days. Fatigue life prediction methodology of vulcanized natural rubber was proposed by incorporating the finite element analysis and fatigue damage parameter determined from fatigue test. Fatigue life prediction equation effectively represented by a single function using the Green-Lagrange strain. Predicted lives are in a good agreement with the experimental lives within a factor of two



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 321-323)

Edited by:

Seung-Seok Lee, Joon Hyun Lee, Ik Keun Park, Sung-Jin Song, Man Yong Choi




C. S. Woo and W. D. Kim, "Fatigue Life Prediction of Heat-Aging Vulcanized Natural Rubber", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 321-323, pp. 518-521, 2006

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October 2006




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