Combined numerical and experimental analysis of the mechanical and thermal stress distribution in a rubber-aluminum roll
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Structural components made of rubber play an important role in engineering processes. In spite of the widespread and necessary use of rubber, in engineering, a general working knowledge of rubber properties and technology is rather uncommon. A typical application in ropeway engineering is the rubber-aluminum roller subjected to very high thermal and stress gradients during its service life. An attempt is made to describe chemical constitution and compounding of natural rubber as well as the mechanical properties of the elastomer. Material model characterization is summarized and hypereleastic ...