Understanding Elastomer Fatigue

Crack Growth Testing for Engineering Solutions

Crack propagation in rubber materials is crucial in various applications, often more significant than we realize. Consider the everyday vehicle you rely on for safe commuting— its performance depends on rubber components such as belts, seals, hoses, and tires. However, as these materials age and endure cyclic loads, small cracks inevitably form and propagate over time, potentially leading to premature failure. Whether it’s the inconvenience of replacing worn windshield wipers or the life-threatening consequences of a tire blowout, understanding crack behavior is essential. Predicting the long-term performance of a rubber product at the Research and Development phase hinges on a combination of high-quality models and accurate data.

Join C-Therm for a webinar where we delve into Metravib’s innovative Crack Growth Module, developed in collaboration with a global tire industry leader. This session will include a detailed breakdown of Metravib’s testing procedure (following ISO 27727) and case studies from customers’ published work. Notably, research has been done to quantify the thermo-mechanical fatigue behavior of different rubber blends using a Metravib DMA to provide critical input parameters for the fatigue life estimation of rubber products.

Whether you’re involved in tire manufacturing, automotive engineering, or any field where rubber components matter, this webinar promises valuable insights. Join us as we unravel the science behind rubber crack propagation and its implications for product reliability and safety.

This webinar aired on March 28, 2024 @ 2:00PM GMT-3.

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