Rubber spring elements are normlly calculated according to a linear one-dimensional deformation law, taking into account the deviations between calculated and actual deformation by a number of correction factors. This article describes an extended system of equations which permits the computation of the deformation characteristics of rubber elements with greatly varying dimensions, without any correction factors being required. The method of calculation with separate representation of the Poisson's ratio yields the result that rubber is by no means to be regarded as incompressible. In addition, this method of calculation proves that great deformations can be computed by way of transmission matrixes, this being equally valid for the step-by-step computation of such a deformation. The calculated results are compared with the results of deformation tests, a far-reaching agreement between calculated and experimental results being obtained.

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    Siemens (Georg) Verlagsbuchhandlung

    Luetzowstrasse 105-196
    1 Berlin 30,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Walther, J
  • Publication Date: 1975-7


  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 197-206
  • Serial:
    • Glasers Annalen ZEV
    • Volume: 99
    • Issue Number: 7/8
    • Publisher: Siemens (Georg) Verlagsbuchhandlung
    • ISSN: 0373-322X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127837
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1975 12:00AM