Standard Article

Fatigue and Fracture of Rubbers

  1. Claude Bathias,
  2. Shanyan Dong

Published Online: 15 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118097298.weoc079

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

How to Cite

Bathias, C. and Dong, S. 2011. Fatigue and Fracture of Rubbers. Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites. 1–7.

Author Information

  1. University Paris 10, Paris, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2011


This article is a review of what was done in our laboratory by several PhD students (Lu Chuming, K. Legorju, and S. Dong) in order to have a better understanding and prediction of the mechanical behavior and of the damage of elastomeric matrix used for rubber composites. Both monotonic and cyclic loadings are of interest.


  • natural rubber;
  • SBR;
  • fatigue;
  • fracture;
  • cavitations