YU. V. YURKIN, I. A. MANSUROVA, V. S. BELOZEROV, A. ZLOBINA MORPHOLOGICAL AND DYNAMIC MECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF VIBRATION DAMPING COMPOSITE MATERIAL BASED ON DIFFERENT ELASTOMERS This work deals with the problem of developing vibration damping polymeric materials which are effective at low temperatures (from minus 40 to 0°C). Due to the fact that the vibration damping efficiency in the composite is mainly determined by the properties of the polymer matrix, it is necessary to study its properties depending on the type and amount of structure-forming parameters. The purpose of the work is to determine the changes in the dynamic properties of the polymer composition based on butyl rubber, EPDM, ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (EVA) filled with increasing amount of calcium carbonate. The leading methods of studying this problem were the method of scanning electron microscopy and the method of dynamic mechanical analysis. It has been stated that the selected polymers can be considered as competent candidates for damping materials at low temperatures, and the calcium carbonate filler allows more fully to realize the vibration damping properties of the polymer. The obtained dependences can be used as initial data for analytical predicting of damping properties of polymer composites.
Keywords: Vibration damping material, loss factor, DMA, temperature dependence, butyl rubber, EPDM, EVA.