Professor of School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
Abstract—Compounding is the mixing of specified ingredients in such a way as to achieve different
objectives, depending on the intended use of the tire, the objective may be to optimize
performance, to maximize traction in both wet and dry conditions, or to achieve superior rolling
resistance. The desired objective can be achieved through the careful selection of one or more
types of rubber, along with the type and amount of filler to blend with the rubber. The aim of the
investigations described in this paper is to obtain a better understanding of the reaction between
silica, and rubber. A better understanding of this reaction might help the understanding of the
reinforcement mechanism for silica filled rubbers, which in turn may help developing tyres with
an even better balance of properties. Further, it may potentially lead to a broader application
base for silica reinforcement also in other (dynamic) rubber applications.The prepared compound
was tested rheometric parameters, physical and dynamic properties. It was found that formulation
includes varying carbon block and silica phr(per hundred rubber) is showing better properties
Index Terms—Compounding, Compound formulation, Fillers
Cite: Anil Kumar P R and Ramesh Babu K, "Effects of Using Silica Filler in Tread Compound," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 695-699, July 2014.
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