Diaphragm Actuator Design with New Rubber Compounds

Muthanna Journal of Engineering and Technology

Volume (4), Issue (1), Year (30 June 2016), Pages (68-74)


Research Article By:

Nabel Kadum Abd-Ali

Corresponding author E-mail: nabelkadum@yahoo.com


The current work deals with the design of new rubber compounds as a viable alternative for commercial compounds used in diaphragm actuator of brake systems in most commercial vehicles like trucks, tractor-trailers and buses. Two new recipes were proposed to work instead of commercial recipe with experimental and analytical study to prove the high performance properties and workability. The finite element method by ANSYS 13 software was used to study the behavior of these compounds with Mooney-Rivlin 2-parameters during the work pressure range. Most of the results are acceptable competitive.

Keywords: Rubber, diaphragm, brake chamber, stress analysis, Mooney-Rivlin.

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