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Dr. S. Graham Kelly

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Stress Response Of A Rubber Block With Frictional Contact Under Axial Loading, J. Suh, S. Kelly Apr 2015

Stress Response Of A Rubber Block With Frictional Contact Under Axial Loading, J. Suh, S. Kelly

Dr. S. Graham Kelly

Rubber blocks (or springs) are structural components widely used in many applications. Design characteristics of a rubber block under axial loading are an apparent modulus (or compression modulus) and normal and shear stresses on contact surfaces. These are affected by a contact condition of the rubber block in contact with two rigid plates and the shape of the block. The problem of a rubber block bonded to two rigid plates has been solved using various approaches. In contrast, for a rubber block whose one surface is bonded to a rigid plate and the other surface in contact with a frictional ...