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The constant volume tube model of rubber elasticity

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A tube model is presented which provides a surprisingly good description of the simple extension and compression behavior of a cross-linked rubber, while remaining conceptually and mathematically simple.

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Gaylord, R.J. The constant volume tube model of rubber elasticity. Polymer Bulletin 8, 325–329 (1982). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00264921

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  • Polymer
  • Rubber
  • Material Processing
  • Constant Volume
  • Good Description