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Strain controlled biaxial stretch: An experimental characterization of natural rubber

Pancheri, F. and Dorfmann, L. (2012) Strain controlled biaxial stretch: An experimental characterization of natural rubber. Rubber Chemistry and Technology . (Submitted)



In this paper we provide new experimental data showing the response of 40A natural rubber in uniaxial, pure shear and biaxial tension. Real-time biaxial strain control allows for independent and automatic variation of the velocity of extension and retraction of each actuator to maintain the pre-selected deformation rate within the gage area of the specimen. The remaining part of the paper focuses on the Valanis-Landel hypothesis that is used to verify and validate the consistency of the data. We use a three term Ogden model to derive stress-stretch relations to validate the experimental data. The material model parameters are determined using the primary loading path in uniaxial and equibiaxial tension. Excellent agreement is found when the model is used to predict the response in biaxial tension for different maximum in-plane stretches. The application of the Valanis-Landel hypothesis also results in excellent agreement with the theoretical prediction.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:D - G > General
Research Groups:Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics
ID Code:1660
Deposited By: Peter Hudston
Deposited On:09 Feb 2013 09:44
Last Modified:29 May 2015 19:21

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