Elastic behavior of natural rubber filled vulcanizates
Article first published online: 10 MAR 2003
Copyright © 1990 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 39, Issue 3, pages 649–654, 5 February 1990
How to Cite
Kontou, E. and Spathis, G. (1990), Elastic behavior of natural rubber filled vulcanizates. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 39: 649–654. doi: 10.1002/app.1990.070390315
- Issue published online: 10 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 10 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 DEC 1988
- Manuscript Received: 12 DEC 1988
The reinforcement effect of carbon black and, the effect of accelerator-to-sulfur ratio variation on the elastic behavior of natural rubber vulcanizates have been studied. The Mooney–Rivlin relation was used to describe the behavior of the rubber matrix, and values of constants c1 and c2 have been evaluated with the use of the strain-amplification factor. The stress softening of the vulcanizates tested has also been examined.