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Linear and Nonlinear Viscoelastic Modulus of Rubber

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Apollo Tyres Global R&D B.V., P.O. Box 3795, 7500 DT—Colosseum 2, 7521 PT Enschede, The Netherlands
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Jülich Centre for Neutron Science and Institute for Complex Systems, 52425 FZ Jülich, Germany
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Lubricants 2019, 7(3), 22; https://doi.org/10.3390/lubricants7030022
Received: 29 January 2019 / Revised: 12 February 2019 / Accepted: 4 March 2019 / Published: 8 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Adhesion, Friction and Lubrication of Viscoelastic Materials)
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Abstract

We study the linear and nonlinear viscoelastic properties of two tire tread compounds. We discuss the difference in nonlinear response between the oscillatory tensile and shear modes. We also analyze strain relaxation (creep) data for the same systems. We discuss what type of measurements are most suitable for obtaining the viscoelastic modulus used in rubber friction calculations. View Full-Text
Keywords: rubber; non-linear response; filler network rubber; non-linear response; filler network
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Tolpekina, T.V.; Pyckhout-Hintzen, W.; Persson, B. Linear and Nonlinear Viscoelastic Modulus of Rubber. Lubricants 2019, 7, 22.

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