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Title: Stress relaxation in compression : instruments, measurement and their interpretation for rubbers
Author: Fernando, Kamal P.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3461 6899
Awarding Body: Loughborough University of Technology
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1984
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Current stress relaxation measurements in compression and the associated equipment are not reliable enough to carry out prolonged tests, especially at high temperatures and in liquid environments. The methods of measurement are outlined with the greatest flexibility in BS 903 Part 34, yet the consideration given to overcome the difficulties encountered is limited. The objectives of this sponsored programme were to examine the best available equipment, to generate a set of accurate data including some at relatively high temperatures; and to formulate a technique to extrapolate these high temperature results to service temperatures.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Victaulic Co Ltd ; Water Research Centre (Swindon) ; British Gas Corporation ; Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the United Kingdom
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Elastomers