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Webinar: The Fatigue Limit of Rubber

February 28, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Webinar Description: This two-hour webinar will introduce industry professionals to the concept of fatigue threshold in elastomers and how to use this material parameter to develop highly durable rubber products. A technical background is recommended. This webinar will cover:

General fatigue crack growth behavior of elastomers
– Power law response
– Tear strength
– Fatigue threshold (limit) / intrinsic strength

How to measure fatigue limit
– Lengthy fatigue crack growth measurements
– Tear strength of swollen samples or at high temperature
– Cutting method

Insights into developing a product to operate below the fatigue limit
– Interplay of part geometry, loading conditions, and material properties
– Importance of crack precursor size, as influenced by raw materials selection and mixing quality

Price: Free for Members / $99 Non-member


Instructor: Dr. William V. Mars, P.E., President of Endurica LLC
Bio: Dr. Will Mars is the founder and President of Endurica LLC, the global leader in durability management solutions for rubber. Endurica’s testing and simulation solutions bring unmatched speed and accuracy to product development organizations, enabling them to compete and win on durability. Dr. Mars has received several awards for his scientific contributions and innovations, including the 2017 Rubber Division ACS Arnold Smith Special Service Award, the 2007 Sparks Thomas award of the ACS Rubber Division, and the 1999 Henry Fuchs award of the SAE Fatigue Design & Evaluation committee. Dr. Mars is the editor of the journal Rubber Chemistry & Technology, and past editor of Tire Science & Technology with 50+ peer-reviewed publications and four patents. His experiences and contributions span a topic range including material characterization, product evaluation, constitutive modeling, crack nucleation, fracture mechanics and fatigue life prediction methods.


February 28, 2024
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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