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Characterizing Rubber’s Resistance Against Chip & Cut Behaviour

E20 chip and cut fall 2017 acs rubber div prl endurica coesfeld new

Event: 192nd Technical Meeting - 2017 Fall
Location: Cleveland, OH
Date: October 09, 2017
Author: Radek Stoček, William V. Mars, Reinhold Kipscholl, and Christopher G. Robertson*
Paper Number: E20

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  • Tires in service - especially in rough terrain - show a behavior which is well known as the cut and chip (CC) effect. This work describes unique analytical methods to characterize the fracture in rubber occurring during lab-simulated operation of the tire tread in rough terrain. The new test device controls and records multiple applied loads and displacements during cyclic impact to the surface of a solid rubber wheel to mimic and quantify the cut and chip damage experienced by tire tread compounds on off-road and poor road conditions. Characterization results are examined for carbon black filled compounds containing single polymers and binary blends of natural rubber, butadiene rubber, and styrene-butadiene rubber suitable for tire tread applications. The instrument provides a reliable method for evaluating the resistance of rubber against CC damage, and it can also be used in full contact mode for measurement of friction and wear.

    Papers from 192nd Technical Meeting - 2017 Fall

    Items from 192nd Technical Meeting - 2017 Fall