Elastomere-Test

Elastomers that are used for vibration damping must have precisely defined mechanical properties. These must be reliably determined in accurate tests. However, this does not only require short-term static tests. The service life of the elastomer components can be up to several years. It must be understood that the properties, especially of plastics, can change under the long operating load. Constant load or vibrations can introduce permanent deformations that can affect the damping behaviour. To take this into account for a safe design, reliable material models must be developed out of experimental simulation.

Elastomere-Test