Micromechanics of internal friction stress softening and hysteresis of reinforced rubbers

  • J.F. Meier
  • M. Dämgen
  • M. Klüppel
Part of the Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics book series (LNACM, volume 27)


A recently proposed micro-mechanical model for the stress-strain behavior of filled elastomers has been formulated on the basis of an extended tube model of rubber elasticity that permits a sound molecular-statistic description of bulk polymer networks up to large strains [1]-[4].


Activation Energy Constitutive Model Large Strain Rubber Matrix Rubber Elasticity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J.F. Meier
    • 1
  • M. Dämgen
    • 1
  • M. Klüppel
    • 1
  1. 1.Deutsches Institut für Kautschuktechnologie e.V.HannoverGermany

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