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Effect of Boron Carbide on Physical Properties of Styrene Butadiene Rubber

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings

Source : Materials Today: Proceedings, Volume 24, p.2085-2093 (2020)

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Keywords : Abrasion resistance, Boron carbide, Cure time, SBR, Tear strength, Tensile strength

Campus : Amritapuri

School : School of Engineering

Department : Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical

Year : 2020

Abstract : A research is carried out to develop a synthetic rubber reinforced with Silica and Boron carbide. Synthetic rubber used for this experiment is Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR). The major aim of this experiment is to evaluate the change in the physical properties of the rubber when boron carbide is added at different compositions with silica. Boron carbide is used as the filler in this experiment since it is one of the strongest components. The effect of the glycol activator Diethylene glycol (DEG) and the curing agent Dicumylperoxide (DCP) are also investigated in this article. The results from the experiment shows that there is an enhancement in the mechanical properties of the SBR when Boron carbide is added. The dynamic test results of the fabricated rubber compound reveal that the abrasion resistance, tear strength and the tensile strength shows better results, with an increase in filler amount. This study suggests that boron carbide filled SBR is very useful in industrial applications

Cite this Research Publication : Abhishek Remesh, G. Abhijith, P. Adwaith, S. Adithyan, Sudararaman Gopalan, and Rahulan N., “Effect of Boron Carbide on Physical Properties of Styrene Butadiene Rubber”, Materials Today: Proceedings, vol. 24, pp. 2085-2093, 2020.

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