Large Strain Torsion of Axially-Constrained Solid Rubber Bars

P.D. Wu, K.W. Neale, E. van der Giessen

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Large strain fixed-end torsion of circular solid rubber bars is studied semi-analytically. The analyses are based on various non-Gaussian network models for rubber elasticity, some of which were proposed very recently. Results are presented in terms of predicted torque vs. twist curves and axial force vs. twist curves. In some cases, the predicted stress distributions are also given. The sensitivity of the second-order axial force to the employed models is considered. The predicted results are compared with experimental results found in the literature.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
JournalActa Mechanica Sinica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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