New edition of 'Engineering Design with Rubber' now available from TARRC

New edition of 'Engineering Design with Rubber' now available from TARRCEngineering Design with Rubber is a new publication from TARRC.

This is the sixth edition of the earlier well known title Engineering Design with Natural Rubber, by the original author Dr Peter Lindley, which was first published in 1964.

Further editions of Engineering Design with Natural Rubber appeared in 1966, 1970, 1974 (reprinted 1984) and 1992 (revised by Dr Keith Fuller and Dr Alan Muhr).

This latest edition has been revised and updated by Dr Julia Gough of TARRC’s Engineering Design Unit.

Engineering Design with Rubber describes basic principles needed for engineering design with rubber. There is an emphasis on natural rubber because of its superiority for many engineering applications and because much research has been carried out on it, particularly at TARRC. Nevertheless, most of the information contained in the bulletin is applicable to any rubbery polymer, or elastomer. If further help is needed, Rubber Consultants, a unit of TARRC, is able to provide advice and undertake design and development work.

This update includes an extended section on cylindrical bushes and mountings, a new section on spherical bushes and a new section on the use of FEA to design rubber components.  Several of the existing sections have been updated to include information related to synthetic rubber and some of the design formulae have been improved to take account of recent FEA-based calculations.

The bulletin will be invaluable to design engineers in all industrial sectors who need to select or design rubber-based components. It contains a wealth of information on factors affecting the use and durability of rubber and an extensive section of design formulae for a wide range of rubber components.

Engineering Design with Rubber contains chapters on the following topics:

The nature of rubber
 • Vulcanization and crosslinking
 • Compounding
 • Moulding

Mechanical properties
 • Incompressibility
 • Stress-strain behavior
 • Mechanical conditioning
 • Hardness
 • Creep, set and stress relaxation
 • Strain crystallization
 • Strength
 • Hysteresis
 • Dynamic behavior

Fatigue and fracture

Friction and abrasion
 • Sliding friction
 • Lubrication by liquids
 • In-service friction coefficients
 • Abrasion and erosion

Bonding rubber to metals and other materials
 • Strain concentration factors
 • Friction as an alternative to bonding

Heat build-up

Resistance to environment
 • Effect of temperature on stiffness
 • High temperatures
 • Oxygen
 • Sunlight
 • Ozone
 • Swelling in liquids
 • Chemical degradation
 • Longevity

Rubber spring design
 • Dynamic stiffness
 • Natural frequency
 • Transmissibility

Stiffness characteristics
 • Shear mounting
 • Compression block
 • Compression strip
 • Inclined shear mounting
 • Torsion disk
 • Bush mounting
 • Voided bushes
 • Cylindrical shear mounting
 • Spherical bush
 • Spherical cap
 • Compression of rollers
 • Rubber sphere
 • Solid rubber tyre
 • Compression of solid rubber rings

Design of laminated bearings
 • Bridge bearings
 • Building mounts
 • Stability

Finite element analysis (FEA)
 • Material models
 • Solution procedures
 • Other applications

Rubber in tension

To order your copy of 'Engineering Design with Rubber' please contact:
Trudie Rawlings
T:+44 (0)1992 584966


10th March 2016
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