Damage mechanisms in natural (NR) and synthetic rubber (SBR): nucleation, growth and instability of the cavitation*

@inproceedings{Bayraktar2008DamageMI,
  title={Damage mechanisms in natural (NR) and synthetic rubber (SBR): nucleation, growth and instability of the cavitation*},
  author={Emin Bayraktar and Nathalie Isac and Kamal Bessri and Claude Bathias},
  year={2008}
}
Elastomeric matrix composites (EMCs) subjected to static and fluctuating loads basically fail due to the nucleation and growth of defects. Also, high hydrostatic pressure can influence the mechanical behaviour of EMCs. The change in behaviour of EMCs due to the nucleation of cavitations under hydrostatic pressure is studied here to understand the mechanics underlying the damage mechanism. Two types of materials for pancake specimens are used in this study; natural rubber (NR) vulcanized and… CONTINUE READING