Ultrasonic characterization of elastomers and elastomeric composites

Subash Jayaraman, Jonathan Dick, Timothy Craychee, Jikai Du, Bernhard Tittmann

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Understanding the elastic properties of the various types of rubber is important for many commercial and academic applications. A sample set consisting of generic elastomeric compounds was studied using non-destructive non-contact ultrasonic techniques. The longitudinal sound wave velocities in the sample and wave amplitude attenuation in the sample were measured using the Second Wave Inc. Non-Contact Analyzer 1000 (NCA1000). The Contact method was then used to corroborate the results obtained. The preliminary results suggest that the differences in attenuation are driven by polymer type and also to a lesser extent by the loading level of carbon black fillers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-403
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2002
EventSmart Nondestructive Evaluation for Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 18 2002Mar 19 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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