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An Investigation Of Mechanical Properties Of Composites Containing Recycled Rubber Particles, Ryan C. Archey Jan 1997

An Investigation Of Mechanical Properties Of Composites Containing Recycled Rubber Particles, Ryan C. Archey

Masters Theses

In order to promote applications of recycled automobile tires, composite materials of recycled rubber tire particles with ethylene co-vinyl acetate (EVA), polybutadiene (PB), and Primacor were studied in the thesis. The composites were processed using a single screw extruder and a pelletizer. Compression molding was used to form specimens for hardness and impact tests. Mechanical properties of the composites were investigated in terms of tensile strength, percent elongation, Durometer hardness, and impact energy.

In this study, the content of recycled rubber was between 0 and 40 percent. Various matrices were processed using a combination of EVA, PB, or Primacor to ...