Fatigue Life Modeling for Elastomeric Materials: a Review

Aidy Ali(1*), M. Hosseini(2), B. B. Sahari(3)

(1) Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
(2) Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
(3) Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
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Abstract


In recent years, influence of elastomer and rubber has increased significantly in engineering applications. Many factors provide long term durability and mechanical fatigue including nucleation and growth of cracks in the rubber is the first attention. Fatigue life prediction on the rubber parts was essential in relation to the extension of warranty period of the automotive components. A design of rubber parts versus fatigue failure is one of the serious topics to check the failures during the operation. To describe the subject efficiently and commercially, engineers require to model and design for mechanical fatigue in the manufacture process. This study presents a review of fatigue life failure criteria, fatigue damage behavior for elastomers and results of the attempts on predicting the experimental results of fatigue life rubber components
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Rubber; Elastomer; Fatigue Life; Rubber Failure Criteria

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