Volume 38, Issue 2 (March 2010)

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

    (Received 5 December 2008; accepted 24 October 2009)

    Published Online: 2009

    CODEN: JTEOAD

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    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.


    Author Information:

    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,


    Stock #: JTE102261

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    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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