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Silica-Filled Masterbatches Produced with Liquid Phase Mixing Part II. Dynamic Stress-Softening Effect

C26 xie silicafilled masterbatches produced with liquid phase mixing  part ii

Event: 196th Technical Meeting - Fall 2019
Location: Cleveland, OH
Date: October 08, 2019
Author: Mingxiu Xie
Paper Number: C26

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  • The stress-softening effect of the vulcanizates has been generally investigated with quasi-static and large deformations. With regarding to tire application, the dynamic stress applied is relatively small with relatively high frequencies. Under dynamic deformations, the decrease in elastic modulus with the increase of strain, along with the changing of hysteresis in terms of the loss tangent and the loss compliance, is another mode of stress-softening. Besides a single strain sweep, this type of dynamic stress softening can also be performed with repeated strain sweeps. In this paper, the dynamic stress-softening effect of the vulcanizates of SSBR/BR/silica masterbatch named EVEC (Eco-Visco-Elastomer composite) produced with liquid phase mixing is reported, taking the silica- and carbon black-filled vulcanizates prepared with conventional technology as references. With different modes of repeated strain sweeps, it is found that compared with the conventional vulcanizates, the new material shows rather weak softening effect, and the recovery of loss tangent and loss compliance during rest is more efficient. This observation is explained based on effect of the polymer-filler interaction and filler agglomeration.

    Papers from 196th Technical Meeting - Fall 2019

    Items from 196th Technical Meeting - Fall 2019