Experimental and numerical characterization of the fretting fatigue behavior of elastomers

Szilard Tamas Vezer

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Abstract

The fretting fatigue behaviour and the bulk fatigue behaviour of a thermoset rubber (Hydrogenated Nitrile Butadiene Rubber - HNBR) and a thermoplastic polyurethane grade (TPU) were characterized by various experimental methods and by finite element simulations. The main results along with the conclusions are summarized in three chapter of the dissertation: „Fretting fatigue”, „Analog triggered image acquisition software” and „Characterization of the bulk fatigue properties”.
Translated title of the contributionExperimentelle und numerische Charakterisierung von Reibermüdung von Elastomeren
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDr.mont.
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Gänser, Hans-Peter, Assessor B (internal)
  • Pinter, Gerald, Assessor A (internal)
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Fretting fatigue
  • Running condition fretting map
  • elastomer
  • HNBR
  • TPU
  • Uniaxial fatigue
  • Finite element analysis
  • Hyperelastic material model
  • Image acqusition

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