Linear Viscoelastic Behaviour of Highly Crosslinked Silica Reinforced Poly (dimethyl-siloxane) Rubbers Academic Article uri icon


  • The thermo-mechanical behavior of silica-reinforced crosslinked elastomers has been examined by conducting shear thermorheological experiments and microstructural evaluation on two series of randomly crosslinked poly (dimethyl-siloxane)(PDMS). For all the samples studied here it was found that due to the featureless mechanical spectrum, the time temperature superposition (TTS) principle could not be applied to expand the accessible frequency range by the construction of master curves. Characterization of the filler …

publication date

  • March 1, 2013