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Optimisation of production of rubber products with textile load bearing core

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
2.14.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Textile and leather   

Code Science Field
T470  Technological sciences  Textiles technology 
composite materials, rubber products, rubber composites, load bearin core, fibers, yarns, cord, tire cord, knitting yarn, woven fabric, testing, textile mechanical properties, dynamic properties, crack
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Researchers (11)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  02015  PhD Vili Bukošek  Textile and leather  Head  2004 - 2007  390 
2.  12571  PhD Andrej Demšar  Textile and leather  Researcher  2004 - 2007  262 
3.  01310  PhD Marija Gorenšek  Textile and leather  Researcher  2004 - 2006  298 
4.  08610  PhD Diana Gregor Svetec  Communications technology  Researcher  2004 - 2005  705 
5.  22912  PhD Klemen Možina  Communications technology  Researcher  2004 - 2005  204 
6.  08304  PhD Tatjana Rijavec  Textile and leather  Researcher  2004 - 2006  357 
7.  06930  PhD Franci Sluga  Textile and leather  Researcher  2004 - 2007  262 
8.  11628  PhD Urška Stanković Elesini  Textile and leather  Researcher  2004 - 2006  448 
9.  17723  Tomaž Stergar    Technical associate  2004 - 2007 
10.  21373  PhD Raša Urbas  Communications technology  Researcher  2004 - 2006  310 
11.  24254  PhD Urška Vrabič Brodnjak  Communications technology  Junior researcher  2004 - 2007  347 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  1555  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engeneering  Ljubljana  1627074  19,865 
Today the consumption of different composit materials and among them also the automotive rubber composits constantly increases. Rubber composits which are used in the automotive industry are for example air springs, belt drives, automotive hoses etc. The automotive rubber composites are composed of load bearing core (which is usually made of fibers or yarns and different webs or knittings) and rubber matrix. The rubber composites differ regarding to the purpose or use of the rubber composite and regarding to the demanding mechanical and dynamical properties. Different rubber composite products need different load bearing cores with different mechanical and physical properties. The purpose of the following work is to determine morphological, mechanical and physical properties of load bearing core. To find out what kind of changes occur in load bearing core of the rubber composite as a consequence of preparation and chemical and mechanical treatments during the production of the rubber composite. The influence of the properties of the load bearing core on rubber composite dynamical properties will be evaluated and quantified. The objective of the project is also to find out the crack initiation mechanism as a critical defect in the composite that lead to product failure. On the basis of the dependence of the rubber composite properties on the load bearing core properties establish and optimize preparation and treatment process conditions for achieving improved rubber composite dynamic properties.
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