Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 54, Issue 5, pp 3960–3974 | Cite as

Experimental and molecular dynamics simulation study on the damping mechanism of C5 petroleum resin/chlorinated butyl rubber composites

  • Chao Yin
  • Xiuying Zhao
  • Jing Zhu
  • Haihua Hu
  • Meng Song
  • Sizhu WuEmail author


In this work, the damping mechanisms of C5 petroleum resin/chlorinated butyl rubber composites were studied by experimentation, molecular dynamics (MD) simulation, and statistical analysis. At the macro level, damping parameters, including glass transition temperature and effective damping temperature region, loss modulus, contact angle, relaxation time, and activation energy were obtained through dynamic mechanical thermal analysis, drop shape analysis, broadband dielectric relaxation spectroscopy, and differential scanning calorimetry. At the micro level, four intermolecular interaction parameters, including binding energy, fractional free volume, mean square radius of gyration, and mean square displacement, were calculated by MD simulation. The quantitative relationships between the damping and intermolecular interaction parameters were obtained by linear regression analysis. The results are expected to provide useful information for understanding damping mechanisms and a quantitative tool for predicting the damping properties of rubber composites.



The authors gratefully acknowledge the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 51473012, 51873017, 51320105012 and 51603236).

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Organic–Inorganic CompositesBeijing University of Chemical TechnologyBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Beijing City on Preparation and Processing of Novel Polymer MaterialsBeijing University of Chemical TechnologyBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Pretrochemical Research InstitutePetroChinaLanzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.School of Materials and Chemical EngineeringZhongyuan University of TechnologyZhengzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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