Prediction of Tensile Strength of Nano-short-fiber-reinforced Rubber Composites
College of Mechanical and Power Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, No.5 Xin Mo Fan
Road, Nanjing 210009, China
The tensile strength of nano-short-fiber-reinforced rubber composites (NFRC) was studied. A new model for predicting the tensile strength of NFRC was put forward based on the mixture law. The influences of the volume content and mechanical performances of main components, short fiber critical aspect ratio, short fiber length and orientation distributions on the tensile strength of composites were investigated. The tensile strengths predicted by the model in this paper are in good agreement with experimental data. Furthermore, the mechanism of tensile fracture of SFRE was discussed. It is found that the tensile fracture of the composites depends largely on the bonding strength of fiber-matrix interface and the length of reinforcing short fibers.
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