Springer Theses

In-situ Structure Characterization of Elastomers during Deformation and Fracture

Authors: Brüning, Karsten

  • Nominated by the Technical University Dresden (Germany) and by the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Materials Dresden as an outstanding PhD thesis
  • Provides new insight into the structural behavior of natural rubber under mechanical loads
  • Employs a multitude of experimental investigation techniques (incl. WAXD, SAXS, SEM) and combines them with newly developed methodology for the sample preparation
  • Includes a comprehensive introduction to and concise review of the field, introducing the reader carefully to the topic and methodology
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This thesis offers novel insights into the time-dependent structural evolution of polymers under deformation. In-situ tensile experiments at high-brilliance synchrotron sources allowed to characterize the material with unrivaled resolution in time and space. The strain-induced crystallization in natural rubber was studied by wide-angle X-ray diffraction. Special emphasis was put on the establishment of new structure-property relationships to give a more in-depth understanding of the mechanical performance of rubber parts, e.g. in tear fatigue loading. To this end, the kinetics of strain-induced crystallization were investigated, subjecting the material to high strain rates. The local structure around a crack tip was observed by scanning wide-angle X-ray diffraction. Ultra-small angle X-ray scattering served to study filled elastomers under deformation, from specially prepared model filler systems to industrially relevant carbon black filled rubbers. Other methods include electron microscopy coupled with in-situ tensile testing and optical dilatometry to examine cavitation in rubbers.

The underlying theory as well as a literature review are covered by an extensive introductory chapter, followed by a description of the experimental techniques. The results are presented in more detail than in the original journal publications.

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 27, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36034-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
In-situ Structure Characterization of Elastomers during Deformation and Fracture
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06907-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06907-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-06906-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36034-8
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 124
Number of Illustrations and Tables
31 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
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