Fatigue crack propagation testing in rubber

Hailaday, James R.; Krakowski, Frank J.
August 2009
Rubber & Plastics News;8/10/2009, Vol. 38 Issue 27, p13
Trade Publication
The article presents information on fatigue crack propagation testing in rubber. The mechanics of fatigue performance of materials is intimately related to fracture mechanics. Fracture mechanics can be used to characterize the rate at which strain energy is released as a crack grows. It is sttaed that fatigue crack propagation testing is useful for comparing the crack growth behavior of different rubber compounds.


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