Accession Number : AD0698464

Title :   MECHANICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF A NATURAL RUBBER.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author : POLYTECHNIC INST OF BROOKLYN FARMINGDALE N Y DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING AND APPLIED MECHANICS

Personal Author(s) : Klosner,Jerome M. ; Segal,Alexander

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Biaxial and uniaxial experiments have been conducted on a thin sheet of natural rubber, which can be assumed to be incompressible, isotropic and perfectly elastic. The strain energy function and constitutive equations have been determined, and the material is seen to be of the general Rivlin-Saunders type. Also included is a description of the biaxial testing apparatus which was designed and constructed for use in the general investigation of stress concentration in elastomers. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RUBBER, TENSILE PROPERTIES), SHEETS, STRESSES, TENSOR ANALYSIS, DEFORMATION, ELONGATION, STRAIN(MECHANICS), ELASTIC PROPERTIES, ISOTROPISM, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, TEST EQUIPMENT, TEMPERATURE, ELASTOMERS, LOADS(FORCES)

Subject Categories : Elastomers and Rubber

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE