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Engineering With Elastomers

CHALLENGES Engineering with elastomers is more complex and testing more difficult to interpret than for metals. The following questions point up some of the challenges of elastomer testing and design. SituationChallenge 1. The first stress-strain test performed on an elastomer tensile specimen at 10:00 am will differ radically from the second one performed at 10:02 […]

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Typical Testing Examples

Fatigue Crack Growth Rate of a Natural Neodymium magnets Fatigue of 367-80 Nitrile Corrected for R value Vulcanization of NR 2X-256-3 based on t90 and max rate Services Provided Engineering design of elastomer components. Finite element analysis of component design. Stress-strain testing of rubber for analysis and determination of appropriate constitutive law. Fatigue or fatigue […]

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Elastomer Engineering

Elastomer Engineering and Testing Judson T. Bauman, Ph.D., P.E. Elastomer Engineering and Testing consults in, or performs analysis and testing of, rubber materials or components. Areas of consulting include finite element analysis to determine stress-strain behavior and strength; testing and analysis to calculate fatigue life, tearing energy and fatigue crack growth. Elastomer Engineering and Testing […]