1st Edition

Constitutive Models for Rubber V
Proceedings of the 5th European Conference, Paris, France, 4-7 September 2007

ISBN 9780415454421
Published August 23, 2007 by CRC Press
476 Pages

USD $240.00

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Book Description

Due to their unique properties, rubber materials are widely used for engineering applications such as tires, engine mounts, seals, shock absorbers, etc. The design of these highly technical parts frequently necessitates a great control of their response and high guarantees of reliability. These objectives are severe because they cover multiple physical phenomena. In addition, the complexity of these parts requires the use of powerful simulation methods such as the finite element method. In this context, the formulation of relevant constitutive equations and the development of relevant algorithms are essential prerequisites for the prediction of the mechanical response of elastomeric parts.

The latest developments concerning constitutive modelling of rubber materials, and more generally the mechanics of elastomers, are collected in the present volume, including: constitutive modelling, physical mechanisms, fatigue and fracture, structural and industrial applications. Constitutive Models for Rubber V will be of interest to undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in mechanical engineering and rubber mechanics.

Table of Contents


Foreword (Volume 1)


Invited papers

Continuum mechanics models

Micromechanical approaches

Fracture and fatigue

Computational methods

Experiments and characterization

Multiphysics and biomechanics

Industrial applications

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