Strain-Rate-Dependent Deformation Behavior of Carbon-Black-Filled Rubber under Monotonic and Cyclic Straining
The constitutive equation of rubber is derived by employing a nonaffine molecular chain network model for an elastic deformation behavior and the reptation theory for a viscoelastic deformation behavior. The results reveal the roles of the individual springs and dashpot, and the strain rate dependence of materials and disentanglement of molecular chains in the monotonic and cyclic deformation behaviors, particularly softening and hysteresis loss, that is, the Mullins effect, occurring in stress-stretch curves under cyclic deformation processes.
N. Ohno and T. Uehara
Y. Tomita et al., "Strain-Rate-Dependent Deformation Behavior of Carbon-Black-Filled Rubber under Monotonic and Cyclic Straining", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 340-341, pp. 1017-1024, 2007