Flow Behavior of Rubber Compounds

  Rubber compounds are complex mixtures of rubber, fillers, oils, curatives, and other additives. Such experimental studies as have been done, have, of necessity, been confined to a few specific, and usually simple, compounds. Mathematical models of rubber flow, have, therefore, to make a number of simplifying assumptions in order to reduce their complexity, and to … Continued

Flow behavior of rubber compounds in Extrusion

Rubber compounds exhibit unique flow behavior during extrusion due to their viscoelastic properties. When a rubber compound is subjected to shear stress during extrusion, it experiences both viscous and elastic deformation. Initially, the rubber compound behaves as a solid and resists deformation due to its elastic properties. As the shear stress increases, the compound starts … Continued