Effect of Compounding and Mixing Variables on the Physical Properties of Elastomeric Tank Pad Formulation.
Technical rept. Aug 82-Aug 83 on Phase 1,
ARMY BELVOIR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA
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Processing studies were conducted on styrene-butadiene rubber SBR and natural rubber NR compounds typical of those used in the fabrication of tank track pads. The effects of purposely-implemented alternations in formulating and mixing of the compounds were ascertained through visual examination of ingredient dispersion and physicalmechanical testing of vulcanized samples obtained for each variantrubber combination. Results were analyzed in terms of the ultimate positive or negative impact upon quality and expected performance of the end items.
- Elastomers and Rubber
- Combat Vehicles