Title page for ETD etd-11202012-040135
|Type of Document
||Characterization of the adhesive interface between rubber and brass plated steel tire cords
||Master of Science
|van Ooij, W. J.
|Lytton, Jack L.
|Ward, Thomas C.
|Date of Defense
Extensive use of steel belted radial tires made it necessary to investigate the
rubber-brass adhesion. Surface analysis techniques were used to give a better
understanding of this bond, After about a decade of research, investigators have been
successful in optimizing many of the parameters to obtain a bond of high strength.
However there are still certain areas in which more work has to be done to make better
quality tires. One such area is the effect of compound formulation on adhesion. Compound
formulations still to a large extent are empirical. The purpose of this work is to give
a scientific basis for formulating the rubber compound for best possible adhesion.
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