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Theoretical And Experimental Analysis Of The Rolling Contact Between Two Cylinders Coated With Multilayered, Viscoelastic Rubber

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CON930151

Volume

1

Pages

8

Published

1993

Size

701 kb

Author(s)

G.F.M. Braat & J.J. Kalker

Abstract

Theoretical and experimental analysis of the rolling contact between two cylinders coated with multilayered, viscoelastic rubber G.F.M. Braat^, J.J. Kalker" "Delft University of Technology, Department of Technical Mathematics and Informatics, The Netherlands **0ce Nederland B.V. Research & Development, Department of Analytical Measurements, Venlo, The Netherlands ABSTRACT The rolling contact of cylinders coated with a rubber layer is studied. The rubber layer consists of one or more sublayers with different elastic and geometrical properties. Each sublayer may be viscoelastic. The numerical results are verified by experiments. A contactless measurement technique, Laser-Doppler Anemometry, is applied to measure the velocity in and outside the contact region. INTRODUCTION The frictional contact between rolling cylinders coated with one or more rubber layers has many applications in industry. For example in copiers these mechanical elements (or nips) frequently occur and are

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