Experimental tests of entanglement models of rubber elasticity: 1. Uniaxial extension-compression Academic Article uri icon


  • The predictions of several entanglement models of rubber elasticity for the uniaxial stress- strain response of crosslinked polymer networks are examined. It is found that the Gaylord tube model and the Flory constrained junction fluctuation model both agree well with the experimental data.

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  • January 1, 1983