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Stress relaxation in compression: instruments, measurement and their interpretation for rubbers

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Current stress relaxation measurements in compression and the associated equipment are not reliable enough to carry out prolonged tests, especially at high temperatures and in liquid environments. The methods of measurement are outlined with the greatest flexibility in BS 903 Part 34, yet the consideration given to overcome the difficulties encountered is limited. The objectives of this sponsored programme were to examine the best available equipment, to generate a set of accurate data including some at relatively high temperatures; and to formulate a technique to extrapolate these high temperature results to service temperatures. [Continues.]

Funding

Victaulic Co. Ltd. (Huntingdon). Great Britain, Water Research Centre (Swindon). British Gas Corporation, Engineering Research Station (Newcastle upon Tyne). Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the United Kingdom.

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  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

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  • Materials

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© Kamal Prithiviraj Fernando

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

1984

Notes

A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.

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