Fracture Mechanics and Statistical Mechanics of Reinforced Elastomeric Blends

  • Wolfgang Grellmann
  • Gert Heinrich
  • Michael Kaliske
  • Manfred Klüppel
  • Konrad Schneider
  • Thomas Vilgis

Part of the Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics book series (LNACM, volume 70)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-8
  2. Jaroslaw Paturej, Andrey Milchev, Vakhtang G. Rostiashvili, Thomas A. Vilgis
    Pages 1-42
  3. Karsten Brüning, Konrad Schneider, Gert Heinrich
    Pages 43-80
  4. Hagen Lorenz, Dagmar Steinhauser, Manfred Klüppel
    Pages 81-128
  5. Thomas Horst, Gert Heinrich, Martin Schneider, Annegret Schulze, Mirko Rennert
    Pages 129-165
  6. Ronny Behnke, Hüsnü Dal, Gordon Geißler, Bastian Näser, Christiane Netzker, Michael Kaliske
    Pages 167-226
  7. Radek Stoček, Gert Heinrich, Michael Gehde, Reinhard Kipscholl
    Pages 269-301
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 303-303

About this book


Elastomers are found in many applications ranging from technology to daily life applications for example in tires, drive systems, sealings and print rollers. Dynamical operation conditions put extremely high demands on the performance and stability of these materials and their elastic and flow properties can be easily adjusted by simple manipulations on their elastic and viscous properties.

However, the required service life suffers often from material damage as a result of wear processes such as abrasion and wear fatigue, mostly caused by crack formation and propagation.

This book covers interdisciplinary research between physics, physical chemistry, material sciences and engineering of elastomers within the range from nanometres to millimetres and connects these aspects with the constitutive material properties. The different chapters describe reliable lifetime and durability predictions based on new fracture mechanical testing concepts and advanced material-theoretical methods which are finally implemented in the finite element method for structural simulations.

The use of this approach allows a realistic description of complex geometrical and loading conditions which includes the peculiarities of the mechanical behaviour of elastomeric materials in detail. Furthermore, this approach demonstrates how multi-scale research concepts provide an ambitious interdisciplinary challenge at the interface between engineering and natural sciences.

This book covers the interests of academic researchers, graduate students and professionals working in polymer science, rubber and tire technology and in materials science at the interface of academic and industrial research.


Applied Mechanics Fracture Mechanics Reinforced Elastomeric Blends Statistical Mechanics

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Grellmann
    • 1
  • Gert Heinrich
    • 2
  • Michael Kaliske
    • 3
  • Manfred Klüppel
    • 4
  • Konrad Schneider
    • 5
  • Thomas Vilgis
    • 6
  1. 1.FB Werkstoffwissenschaften, Inst. PolymerwerkstoffeUniv. Halle-WittenbergHalleGermany
  2. 2.Polymerforschung Dresden e.V.Leibniz-Institut fürDresdenGermany
  3. 3.Institute for Structural AnalysisTechnische Universität DresdenDresdenGermany
  4. 4.Kautschuktechnologie e.V.Deutsches Institut fürHannoverGermany
  5. 5.Dresden e.V.Leibniz-Institut für PolymerforschungDresdenGermany
  6. 6.Polymer ResearchMax-Planck-Institute forMainzGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-37909-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-37910-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-7736
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-0816
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