Experiments on the Mechanics of Rubber

III: Small Torsions of Stretched Prisms
  • A. N. Gent
  • R. S. Rivlin

Abstract

A theorem, relating the torsional modulus for small torsions of a rod of incompressible highly elastic material, held in a state of simple extension, to the extension ratio and force necessary to maintain the extension, is verified experimentally for rods of vulcanized rubber of rectangular cross section.

Keywords

Zinc Rubber Smoke Vulcanization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. N. Gent
    • 1
  • R. S. Rivlin
    • 1
  1. 1.British Rubber Producers’ Research AssociationWelwyn Garden City, HertsUK

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