Viscoelastic materials exhibit a variable mechanical behavior generally investigated through Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA). Such kind of test is carried out on standardized specimens, which have to be specifically produced or extracted from the component to be characterized, causing its destruction. This work, taking advantage of an innovative non-invasive testing procedure, based on an instrumented evaluation of indentation, aims to experimentally study the viscoelastic properties changes in polymer compounds, caused by exposure to UV rays. The analysis has been executed on two different polymer compounds designed for tire tread. An extensive use of UV radiation is performed to generate changes in rubber compound properties, but as concerns tire compounds application, there are only a few studies in literature and the same can be stated regarding the monitoring of properties over time using non-destructive procedures. In order to evaluate the viscoelastic properties variation, a proper test bench has been developed employing an UV lamp coupled with an innovative testing device. A test campaign has been carried out on the different tire compound specimens, tested in different conditions in terms of exposure time, exposure face and after various time ranges from the exposition. The tested compound samples exhibit a different chemical composition in terms of polymer blend ratio. The overall results highlight: the ability of the proposed technique to measure the variation in the mechanical behavior of the materials induced by exposure to UV rays and significant variations in viscoelastic properties induced on the compounds as a function of the time of exposure to UV rays and of the chemical composition.

Ultraviolet Light Radiation Effects on Viscoelastic Property Variation in Polymers / Farroni, F.; Sakhnevych, A.; Timpone, F.; Genovese, A.. - In: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS ENGINEERING AND PERFORMANCE. - ISSN 1059-9495. - 32:9(2023), pp. 3896-3904. [10.1007/s11665-023-08180-1]

Ultraviolet Light Radiation Effects on Viscoelastic Property Variation in Polymers

Farroni F.;Sakhnevych A.;Timpone F.;Genovese A.
2023

Abstract

Viscoelastic materials exhibit a variable mechanical behavior generally investigated through Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA). Such kind of test is carried out on standardized specimens, which have to be specifically produced or extracted from the component to be characterized, causing its destruction. This work, taking advantage of an innovative non-invasive testing procedure, based on an instrumented evaluation of indentation, aims to experimentally study the viscoelastic properties changes in polymer compounds, caused by exposure to UV rays. The analysis has been executed on two different polymer compounds designed for tire tread. An extensive use of UV radiation is performed to generate changes in rubber compound properties, but as concerns tire compounds application, there are only a few studies in literature and the same can be stated regarding the monitoring of properties over time using non-destructive procedures. In order to evaluate the viscoelastic properties variation, a proper test bench has been developed employing an UV lamp coupled with an innovative testing device. A test campaign has been carried out on the different tire compound specimens, tested in different conditions in terms of exposure time, exposure face and after various time ranges from the exposition. The tested compound samples exhibit a different chemical composition in terms of polymer blend ratio. The overall results highlight: the ability of the proposed technique to measure the variation in the mechanical behavior of the materials induced by exposure to UV rays and significant variations in viscoelastic properties induced on the compounds as a function of the time of exposure to UV rays and of the chemical composition.
2023
Ultraviolet Light Radiation Effects on Viscoelastic Property Variation in Polymers / Farroni, F.; Sakhnevych, A.; Timpone, F.; Genovese, A.. - In: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS ENGINEERING AND PERFORMANCE. - ISSN 1059-9495. - 32:9(2023), pp. 3896-3904. [10.1007/s11665-023-08180-1]
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