Investigation of Crack Propagation Behaviour of Unfilled and Filled Vulcanizates

  • K. Reincke
  • R. Lach
  • W. Grellmann
  • G. Heinrich
Part of the Engineering Materials book series (ENG.MAT.)

Abstract

Elastomer materials are used in tyres, conveyor belts, engine bearings and isolation materials, for example. Definite requirements for the material properties depending on application field exist. For tyres, in addition to safety, economic and ecological aspects, wet-skid resistance, rolling resistance and wear resistance are important properties. A predictable lifetime of products is necessary; this is, however, restricted by an inadequate control of wear phenomena.

Keywords

Fatigue Polyethylene Propa Rubber Resis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Reincke
    • 1
  • R. Lach
    • 1
  • W. Grellmann
    • 1
  • G. Heinrich
    • 2
  1. 1.HalleGermany
  2. 2.HannoverGermany

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