On the reinforcement properties in filled elastomersThursday (29.09.2016) 12:33 - 12:36 Part of:
Complex nano-reinforced soft matters such as carbon black filled elastomer compounds exhibit a set of properties whose origin is currently assigned to specific interactions that develop between the rubber matrix and the filler particles, and the resulting self-structuring that results from such interactions. Numerous engineering applications pragmatically use these specificities. Theories that take into account classical hydrodynamics, rupture mechanics, the percolation concept, and the many tools developed in rheology have to be used so that relative information on the filler-filler and the filler-polymer networks are obtained to use them in physically well motivated material models. In this contribution we give an introduction on nano-reinforcement and its appropriate implementation into an extensive model for filled elastomers.