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Embedded Sensors in Rubber and Other Polymer Components

  • Keith Harmeyer
  • Michael A. Holland
  • Gary Krutz
Conference paper

Abstract

Many rubber or other polymer components are susceptible to catastrophic failure or are critical to the performance of the products that they make up. Because of this it is beneficial to be able to monitor or sense structural failures or a performance drop in these components, In the past this has been difficult to accomplish as polymer components often have complex shapes or are assembled in places that are difficult to access with a typical sensor. Current sensor technologies are often too expensive or are impractical to manufacture.

Keywords

Catastrophic Failure Structural Failure Polymer Component Performance Drop Common Failure Mode 
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References

  1. 1.
    Sichel, E.K. Carbon Black-Polymer Composites, The Physics of Electrically Conducting Composites, Marcel Dekker Inc, New York, 1982.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Baranwal, K.C. and Stephens, H.L. Basic Elastomer Technology, The Rubber Division, American Chemical Society, Baltimore, 2001.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Keith Harmeyer
    • 1
  • Michael A. Holland
    • 1
  • Gary Krutz
    • 1
  1. 1.Purdue University Agricultural and Biological EngineeringWest Lafayette

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