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Characterization of Elastomers and Elastomeric Composites Using Ultrasound

  • Subash Jayaraman (a1), Jonathan Dick (a1), Timothy Craychee (a1), Jikai Du (a1) and Bernhard Tittmann (a1)...

The knowledge of elastic properties of the various types of rubber is significant for many commercial and academic applications. A sample set consisting of generic elastomeric compounds was studied using non-destructive non-contact ultrasonic techniques. The longitudinal sound wave velocities in the sample and wave amplitude attenuation in the sample were measured using the Second Wave Inc. Non-Contact Analyzer 1000 (NCA1000). The Contact method was then used to corroborate the results obtained. A rule-of-mixture model was used to compare the velocity values obtained by the non-contact technique. The preliminary results suggest that the differences in attenuation are driven by polymer type and also to a lesser extent by the loading level of carbon black fillers.

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