Structures manufactured from rubber composites, such as tyres, normally consist of several plies, each consisting of a thin layer of rubber matrix reinforced with unidirectional cords. Any two adjacent plies, symmetrically located with respect to any global axis, are often treated as a single bias ply. In the paper the mechanical properties of single ply and bias plies are discussed and their kinematics are highlighted. The discussion includes both extensible and inextensible cords, and in addition, the three-dimensional constitutive equations for rubber composites, suitable for finite element analysis, are also presented. Finally, the status and some of the needs for further research are discussed. The paper was presented at the proceedings of the 5th ADINA Conference, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (TRRL)

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Headington Hill Hall
    Oxford OX30BW,    
  • Authors:
    • Tabaddor, F
    • Stafford, J R
  • Publication Date: 1985

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 327-339
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  • Accession Number: 00451355
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1986 12:00AM