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Superharmonic Resonance in Carbon-Black-Filled Rubber by High-Frequency DMA

Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH, Jaedekamp 30, 30419 Hannover, Germany
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Polymers 2019, 11(10), 1653;
Received: 18 September 2019 / Revised: 7 October 2019 / Accepted: 7 October 2019 / Published: 11 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymer Rheology: Fundamentals and Applications)
A systematic study of several SBR compounds filled with carbon black of various grades were analysed with the high-frequency Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (HF DMA) in order to quantify the degree of nonlinearity induced by fillers in rubber compounds. These filler grades indirectly reflect different degrees of microdispersion, which seems to be the main influence on the superharmonic resonance phenomenon observed in HF DMA. This statement arises from the comparison of the microdispersion observed in TEM images. In the second part of the paper, a model compound filled with carbon black is enhanced with a standard reinforcing resin, which leads to a more compact filler network. This induces a higher superharmonic resonance response as well as a higher transmissibility behaviour. View Full-Text
Keywords: nonlinearity; superharmonic resonance; HF DMA nonlinearity; superharmonic resonance; HF DMA
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Syed, I.H.; Lacayo-Pineda, J. Superharmonic Resonance in Carbon-Black-Filled Rubber by High-Frequency DMA. Polymers 2019, 11, 1653.

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