Electrical Performance of Electrically Conductive Silicone Rubber in Dependence on Tensile Load According to Various Parameters

  • M. IssaEmail author
  • L. Zentner
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 30)


The paper presents the results of many investigations to make clear how the different parameters of tensile load which will possibly control the use of a strain sensor made of the conductive silicone rubber affect the electrical properties of this material. In order to clarify the behavior of this conductive silicone rubber during the cyclic load other tests are implemented on several specimens for each test to compare their behavior. The compliant systems with such sensors do not require mounting, and also they can be miniaturized. The target of these investigations is to use the conductive silicone rubber as a strain sensor by means of changing its electrical properties depending on the tensile load under different conditions.


Conductive silicone rubber Compliance Tensile test Silicone elastomers Cyclic load Strain sensor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanism Technology GroupTechnische Universität IlmenauIlmenauGermany

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