Determination of the Viscoelastic Properties of elastomeric Materials by the dynamic indentification method (on line: http:/

Nathalie M. Vriend, Alexander P. Kren

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In this paper the dynamic indentation test method, which is not often used, is discussed. The goal of the paper is to consider the possibility of applying a dynamic indentation test method to investigate rubber materials. The basic equations for the determination of the viscoelastic characteristics of a material are presented and the experimental set-up is described. The Kelvin–Voigt model is used to describe the characteristics of a material. Experimental and theoretical curves for velocity, force and penetration in the indentation process are compared for rubbers with different hardness. A semi-empirical relationship between the Shore hardness and the rigidity c was derived.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)369-375
Number of pages7
JournalPolymer testing
Issue number47
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • Indentation
  • Impact testing
  • Kelvin–Voight model
  • IR-76254
  • Hardness
  • Rigidity
  • Rubber
  • METIS-221955

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