Technical Paper Archive


This site contains all papers presented at Rubber Division, ACS Technical Meetings from 2000-2018. Meetings prior to 2000 are incomplete and papers are added as they are digitized.


For older papers not listed here, please send your request, including Meeting Year, Title, Author, and Paper # to: cbrady@rubber.org


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187th Technical Meeting

Date: April 27, 2015
Location: Greenville, SC

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Paper# 1 peltzman w p14670 1

Fundamentals of Textile Adhesion in Tires and Mechanical Rubber Goods

Author: W. Peltzman
Abstract: Bonding textiles to rubber requires an in-depth understanding of underlying principles in the fields of polymer and physical chemistry, thermodynamics, and rubber curing kinetics. Four types of...

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Paper# 1 pazur r p14668 1

THE THERMO-OXIDATION OF POLY(ISOBUTYLENE) AND ITS COPOLYMERS WITH ISOPRENE IN TERMS OF ACTIVATION ENERGIES AND REACTION MECHANISMS

Author: Pazur, R.
Abstract: This presentation will review our recent work in understanding the thermo-oxidative behaviour of both poly(isobutylene) and its copolymers containing up to 1.85 mol% isoprene. Transmission Fourier...

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Paper# 1 monthey s p14688 1

Selecting the Best Peroxide and Coagent Combination for High Performance Applications

Author: Monthey, S.
Abstract: With dozens of potential combinations available, selecting the best peroxide and coagent match is quite difficult. Each application necessitates different groupings in order to meet its unique...

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Paper# 1 roland c p14680 1

EFFECT OF POLYDISPERSITY ON THE PROPERTIES OF 1,4-POLYBUTADIENE

Author: Roland, C.M.
Abstract: As is well established for rubbery polymers and to a lesser extent for plastics, the molecular weight and its distribution exert significant effects on many properties. In this work polydispersity...

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Paper# 1 datta d p14698 1

(meso-Propylene)-co-Ethylene Elastomers with Plastics Processing

Author: Datta, Sudhin
Abstract: Charles Goodyear Medalist Address. Random propylene ethylene copolymers with predominant meso-propylene derived crystallinity with narrow composition and tactility distributions are polyolefin...

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Paper# 2 su c p14672 1

Development of a Trailer Axle Friction/Wear Tester

Author: Chang Su, Saied Taheri
Abstract: Although research on tire-road contact mechanics has continued for several years and has resulted in vast number of papers, most models are based on theories that contain many assumptions. Accurate...

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Paper# 4 mars w p14639 1

Infinite Fatigue Life: Challenges and Solutions in Measuring Rubber's Endurance Limit

Author: Mars, W.V.
Abstract: Rubber components must sometimes be developed to survive undamaged for an indefinite fatigue lifetime. Since developers always work with finite testing resources, it may seem impossible...

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Paper# 2 giese u p14697 1

Characterization of aging kinetics and DLO-effect in rubbers

Author: Ulrich Giese, Inga Homeier, Jörn Ihlmeann, Christoph Naumann
Abstract: The service life of elastomer components is limited by aging processes. This paper focuses specifically on the time and temperature dependency or kinetic aspects of reaction mechanisms and the...

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Paper# 2 muhr d p14699 1

BEHAVIOR OF RUBBER: APPLICATIONS OF STRESS-STRAIN MODELS

Author: Alan Muhr
Abstract: Melvin Mooney Distinguished Technology Award Address Many publications have focussed on the challenge of formulating a mathematical description of the stress-strain behaviour of rubber, resulting...

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Paper# 1 ayalew b p14686 2

Development of a Test Rig for Rapid Assessment of Tire-Vehicle System Integration

Author: Beshah Ayalew, Chunjian Wang, Jeff Anderson and Qian Wang
Abstract: With continuing advances in new tire designs, there is a need for rapid assessment of the performance of these tires in a vehicle-integrated environment. This presentation will illustrate one such...

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Paper# 2 sherriff s p14694 1

Resorcinol-Formaldehyde-Latex (RFL) Treating of Polyethylene Terephthalate

Author: Steve Sherriff
Abstract: Resorcinol Formaldehyde Latex Adhesive Treatment of Polyester for Tire Carcass Application This talk will provide a survey of the most common adhesive treatments used for polyester fabric used as...

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Paper# 2 kawahara s p14716 1

Preparation and Properties of Natural Rubber with Filler-nanomatrix Structure

Author: Seiichi Kawahara and Yoshimasa Yamamoto
Abstract: The outstanding mechanical properties of soft materials i.e. natural rubber are partly due to the organic–inorganic nanomatrix structure because numerous organic microparticles are dispersed in a...

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Paper# 5 motamedi m p14706 1

Development of Rubber-Road Contact Friction Theory and Comparison with Experiments

Author: Mehran Motamedi, Chuang Su, Saied Taheri, Corina Sandu
Abstract: For tire designers, rubber friction is a topic of huge practical importance. Unless friction is accurately described, no tire model, independent of how detailed the description of the tire...

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Paper# 4 martin p p14675 1

Visualizing Tire Wear

Author: Pamela Martin
Abstract: Durability is a key attribute consumers want from their tires; however, predicting the longevity of a tire without performing time consuming and costly wear trials has remained largely an...

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Paper# 3 bi j p14715 1

Rubber bushing design and shape optimization based on fatigue life prediction

Author: Jing Bi, Gergana Dimitrova, Sandy Eyl
Abstract: The design of rubber bushings affects vehicle noise and vibration, riding response and comfort. Due to the complex geometry, material and coupling phenomena, obtaining a design that meets the...

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Paper# 3 benicewicz b p14689 1

Polyisoprene grafted silica nanoparticles for designed interfaces in rubber nanocomposites

Author: Brian C. Benicewicz, Mohammad Mohammadkhani
Abstract: Polyisoprene has been recognized as an important class of rubber materials and has been widely used in the automotive and medical industries. We have been conducting polymerizations of isoprene...

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Paper# 4 heinrich d p14701 1

A Constitutive Tube Model of Rubber Elasticity: The Path from Polymer Network to the Rubber Component

Author: Gert Heinrich
Abstract: George S. Whitby Award for Distinguished Teaching and Research. The presentation introduces briefly into the rigorous (non-Gibbsian) molecular-statistical scenario for developing a theory of...

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Paper# 3 mond d p14695 2

General Spin Finish Design for Tire Cord and Mechanical Rubber Goods Use

Author: Darren Mond
Abstract: General Spin Finish Design for Tire Cord and Mechanical Rubber Goods Use The presentation will cover the physical and chemical requirements for processing industrial fiber, general examples of...

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Paper# 6 willis d p14703 1

Advances in the Synthesis of Thermoplastic Elastomers-Styrenic Block Copolymers

Author: Carl Willis
Abstract: Ralph S. Graff Foundation - Chemistry of Thermoplastic Elastomers Award Many synthesis strategies for the preparation of valued styrenic block copolymers have been developed at Kraton Polymers. ...

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Paper# 5 tahir m p14683 1

Highly reinforced blends based on in-situ synthesized polyurethane-urea and nitrile butadiene rubber

Author: M. Tahir*, K. W. Stöckelhuber, N. Mahmood, S. Wießner, G. Heinrich
Abstract: The present study investigates the effectiveness of a novel reactive blending method by showing structural, mechanical, dynamic-mechanical and morphological characteristics of a new kind of blends...

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Paper# 5 diani d p14702 1

Recent Progresses in Physical Understanding, Mechanical Characterization and Modeling of the Mullins Softening in Carbon-Black Filled Rubbers

Author: Julie Diani
Abstract: Sparks-Thomas Award Address Carbon-black filled rubbers undergo substantial stress-softening and possible residual strain upon first stretch. This softening is known as the Mullins effect for...

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Paper# 7 holder k p14826 1

Water-Based Elastomeric Gas Barrier Nanocoatings

Author: Kevin M. Holder
Abstract: While ionically bonded and/or clay loaded gas barrier thin films tend to crack easily when moderately stretched, hydrogen-bonded polyacrylic acid (PAA)/polyethylene oxide (PEO) multilayer thin...

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Paper# 2 mars w p14657 1

Achieving Durability Before You Build and Break: Modern Solutions for Fatigue Analysis

Author: W.V. Mars
Abstract: Rubber component development activity is typically organized so that expensive durability qualification testing occurs as the final capstone before entering production. The risks inherent in this...

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Paper# 4 5 rowe k p14687 1

Hard Problems with Soft Materials: The Tribology of Elastomers

Author: Kyle Rowe*, Alexander Bennett and W. Gregory Sawyer
Abstract: Tribology is the branch of science and technology concerned with interacting surfaces in relative motion, including friction, wear, and lubrication. Here, the study of friction and wear is...

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