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Effect of Polymer Type on Vibration Isolator Performance

C17 terrill

Event: 200th Technical Meeting - Fall 2021
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: October 05, 2021
Author: Edward Terrill
Paper Number: C17

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  • To understand the role of polymer type on vibration isolators, three polymer types were examined. The three polymer types were: butyl, chloroprene, and a natural rubber/ polybutadiene blend. The role of polymer type was determined for key properties. The polymer type had a significant effect on transmissibility and static to dynamic modulus. In addition, the polymer affected tensile properties, and tear resistance and crack growth resistance. The characterization methods included dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) by frequency sweep, strain sweep and temperature sweep. The physical test methods were molded groove trouser tear (MGT), DeMattia crack growth, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermal conductivity. The conclusions are helpful for vibration isolator design and selection.

    Papers from 200th Technical Meeting - Fall 2021

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