|Get a basic background in the viscoelastic nature of both cured and uncured rubber. Learn how and why viscoelasticity is a relaxation phenomenon affected by time and temperature. All the dynamic properties are defined and their interrelationships are discussed. We also discuss the effects of different elastomers, plasticizers, fillers and vulcanization systems on the final compound dynamic properties.
Who Should Attend:
The course requires a minimal technical background for grasping the basic concepts. Emphasis is placed on reviewing the interaction between the rubber formulation and the design, processing and test engineering functions. Individuals involved in any of these areas benefit from an improved understanding of the interrelationships between these disciplines. The course is designed to enhance cross-functional communication and to facilitate problem solving.