Accession Number:

ADA167728

Title:

Effect of Compounding and Mixing Variables on the Physical Properties of Elastomeric Tank Pad Formulation.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Aug 82-Aug 83 on Phase 1,

Corporate Author:

ARMY BELVOIR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Report Date:

1986-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Elastomers and Rubber
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE