Characterization of Mechanical Properties of a Shock Absorber Polyurethane Foam for Elevators. Numerical Fitting of Mechanical Behavior Models for Hyperelastic and Elastomeric Foam Materials

    Volume 38, Issue 2 (March 2010)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Published Online: 8 December 2009

    Page Count: 11


    Ferreño, Diego
    Laboratorio de la División de Ciencia e Ingeniería de los Materiales (LADICIM), E.T.S. de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander,

    Carrascal, Isidro A.
    Laboratorio de la División de Ciencia e Ingeniería de los Materiales (LADICIM), E.T.S. de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander,

    Cicero, Sergio
    Laboratorio de la División de Ciencia e Ingeniería de los Materiales (LADICIM), E.T.S. de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander,

    Meng, E.
    Ascensores Amuesa Polígono Industrial Raos, Santander,

    (Received 5 December 2008; accepted 24 October 2009)

    Abstract

    The elastic cellular polyurethane elastomer is widely used to manufacture shock absorbers for elevators, due to its excellent conditions for absorption of energy and vibration damping. In this paper, a complete mechanical characterization of this material was performed including the uniaxial compressive test, the planar test, and the volumetric and the simple shear test. From the experimental results, several models of behavior for hyperelastic and elastomeric foam materials have been analyzed by fitting their corresponding material parameters. The scope of this work includes the Ogden model, the Van der Waals model, and polynomial and elastomeric foam forms.


    Paper ID: JTE102261

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE102261

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    Title Characterization of Mechanical Properties of a Shock Absorber Polyurethane Foam for Elevators. Numerical Fitting of Mechanical Behavior Models for Hyperelastic and Elastomeric Foam Materials
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