Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Approximate Expressions for the Elastic Constants of Cord-Rubber Laminates

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1979

Abstract

The relatively simple equations given herein for the four independent elastic constants of a single ply of cord and rubber and for the three independent elastic constants of a cord-rubber angle-ply laminate can be used to assess with sufficient accuracy for many purposes the effect of changes in constituent material properties and/or ply geometry on the stiffness characteristics of unidirectional, filamentary composites used in pneumatic tires.

Publication Title

Rubber Chemistry and Technology

Volume

52

Issue

4

First Page

710

Last Page

724