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Fatigue, Stress, and Strain of Rubber Components

A Guide for Design Engineers
Copyright: 2008
ISBN: 9781569904312
Hardcover: 214 pages
$129.99 (US)

Contents:

Introduction. Rubber Stress-Strain Behavior. A Theory of the Elastomer Stress-Strain Curve. Stress-Strain Training. Design Equations. Calculation Methods for Spherical Elastomer Bearings. Finite Element Analysis. Fatigue Testing. Fitting the Strain-Life Curve. Fatigue Life Estimation. Fatigue Crack Growth and Tearing Energy. Appendices:  Rubber Nomenclature.  Fatigue Terminology. English to Metric Conversion. Fitting the Strain-Life Curve. Derivation of Tearing Energy Equations. Derivation of Equations for Spherical Elastomer Bearings.

Description:

This book covers the fatigue testing of specimens, curve fitting of equations to the test data, and the use of such equations in life prediction. Earlier chapters are background in the nature of rubber, history of its usage, brief mention of types of rubber and manufacturing methods. Stress-strain testing and behavior is covered to the extent relevant to fatigue analysis. Also, the text covers the application of finite element analysis to components to determine high stress points that are vulnerable to fatigue failure. It is a very useful reference for practicing engineers charged with the responsibility to design structural rubber components where fatigue life is a concern. It also serves as a text for short courses, or as a supplementary text for a university course in rubber engineering.

Author Info:

Bauman, J.