Viscoelastic characterization of an EPDM rubber and finite element simulation of its dry rolling friction

D. Felhos, D. Xu, A. K. Schlarb, K. Váradi, T. Goda

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Abstract

The viscoelastic properties of an ethylene/propylene/diene rubber (EPDM) containing 30 parts per hundred parts rubber [phr] carbon black (CB) were determined by dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA) measurements. A 15-term Maxwell-model was created to describe the time-dependent material behavior of this rubber. The frictional behavior under dry rolling conditions was studied on a home-built rolling ball (steel)-on-plate (rubber) (RBOP) test rig. Both normal and tangential forces were detected during the measurements. The rolling test was simulated with the MSC.Marc finite element (FE) software using the evaluated viscoelastic material properties. Results of the experimental tests and of the simulation were compared and a good agreement was found between them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-164
Number of pages8
JournalExpress Polymer Letters
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Keywords

  • Finite element method (FEM)
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Rolling friction
  • Rubber
  • Viscoelasticity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Viscoelastic characterization of an EPDM rubber and finite element simulation of its dry rolling friction. / Felhos, D.; Xu, D.; Schlarb, A. K.; Váradi, K.; Goda, T.

In: Express Polymer Letters, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2008, p. 157-164.

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