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|Author(s):||Christopher C. White; Donald L. Hunston;|
|Title:||Challenges in Characterizing Sealant|
|Published:||September 14, 2005|
|Abstract:||Sealant is one of the very few major consumer products valued primarily for its rheological and adhesive properties. While, these materials may appear to be simple elastic solids, upon further examination, their behavior can be extremely complex. In this research, reasonable simplifications are developed to model the non-linear viscoelastic properties of cured sealant. Also included are modifications of the traditional instrumental design to allow for high throughput evaluation of a cured sealant s mechanical properties.|
|Citation:||ANTEC Conference Proceedings|
|Keywords:||environmental exposure,high throughput,instrumentation,mechanical behavior,mullins effect,sealant,stress-relaxtion,stress-strain,Viscoelastic|
|Research Areas:||Building and Fire Research|