Accession Number:

ADA160825

Title:

Thermal Analysis Characterization of Elastomers and Carbon Black Filled Rubber Composites for Army Applications

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIALS AND MECHANICS RESEARCH CENTER WATERTOWN MA

Report Date:

1985-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

A number of elastomeric based materials used in Army tank track pads have been analyzed by a variety of thermal analysis techniques which include thermogravimetric analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, thermomechanical analysis, and dynamic mechanical analysis. These measurements have been developed to yield data concerning the chemical composition of the complex elastomer system, the cure chemistry and conversion of the rubber, the glass transition temperatures of the elastomers, the tensile storage modulus as a function of temperature, and the use of thermogravimetric analysis as a quality control procedure for track pads. Keywords tracked vehicles.

Subject Categories:

  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE