Accession Number : ADA301470

Title :   Low Temperature Testing of Elastomers Conference Held in Washington, DC on 4-5 March 1952.

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ORDNANCE WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA301470

Report Date : MAR 1952

Pagination or Media Count : 262

Abstract : The determination of the physical characteristics of elastomers at low temperatures has not been standardized within the rubber industry because the many and varied uses of rubber preclude the use of one specific test method. The standardization of test equipment and procedures for specification testing and Research and Development Evaluation, has not progressed sufficiently by the rubber industry or standardizing agencies such as the Society of Automotive Engineers or the American Society for Testing materials, to insure adequate low temperature performance. Since a large proportion of rubber goods is currently being manufactured for the military services, and since low temperature performance is manditory it becomes apparent that the military laboratories should take the lead in establishing adequate procurement specifications. It was for this purpose that the Conference on low temperature testing of elastomers was held. (MM)

Descriptors :   *LOW TEMPERATURE, *ELASTOMERS, *RUBBER, TEST AND EVALUATION, STRESS STRAIN RELATIONS, SHIPS, SYMPOSIA, STIFFNESS, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, MODULUS OF ELASTICITY, DEFLECTION, TEST METHODS, TEST EQUIPMENT, BRITTLENESS, STANDARDIZATION, ORDNANCE, HARDNESS, ELONGATION, FLEXIBLE MATERIALS, POLYETHYLENE.

Subject Categories : Elastomers and Rubber
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE