Accession Number : ADA271753
Title : Stress-Induced Cracking of Fluorocarbon Rubber MTL-0002 After Exposure to DS-2
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB WATERTOWN MA MATERIALS DIRECTORATE
Personal Author(s) : Kinsley, Karen M
Report Date : Sep 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 22
Abstract : Fluorocarbon Rubber 0002 (MTL-0002) (1) was found to be susceptible to stress-induced cracking (SIC) when exposed to the standard decontaminant DS-2 (2). In this report, several tensile tests were conducted upon this rubber and related fluorocarbon elastomers after exposure to DS-2 and its components. It was found that diethylenetriamine, a DS-2 component, was responsible for the formation of cracks under tension. Of the vulcanizates tested, MTL-0002 was the most susceptible to SIC after a one-half hour immersion in DS-2, but 1. B. Moore V7D failed at lower stress levels after 24 hours of immersion in DS-2. It is suggested that changing the proportion of magnesium oxide and calcium hydroxide in the recipe and altering the press curing temperature time may enhance the resistance to SIC of MTL-0002.
Descriptors : *CRACKING(FRACTURING) , *RUBBER , TEST AND EVALUATION , CALCIUM , CRACKS , CURING , HYDROXIDES , MAGNESIUM OXIDES , IMMERSION , TENSION , ELASTOMERS , TEMPERATURE , MATERIALS
Subject Categories : Elastomers and Rubber
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE