Interactive GUI Software for Natural Rubber Vulcanization Degree Numerical Prediction

Gabriele Milani, Federico Milani

Abstract

A graphical user interface software called GURU suitable to fit rheometer curves in Natural Rubber (NR) sulphur vulcanization is proposed. Experimental data are loaded using Excel (experimental output comes from a moving die rheometer registration), normalized and fitted with a numerical model that follows the general scheme proposed by Han. Han’s chemical model translates into mathematics by means of a first order ODE system, admitting a closed form solution for the crosslinking density. Three kinetic constants characterize the model and they must be found in such a way to minimize the absolute error between normalized experimental data and numerical predictions. GURU works to minimize the error by means of a trial and error procedure handled interactively by means of sliders, assigning a value for each kinetic constant and a visual comparison between numerical and experimental curves. An experimental case of technical relevance is shown as benchmark.

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Milani G. and Milani F. (2016). Interactive GUI Software for Natural Rubber Vulcanization Degree Numerical Prediction . In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH, ISBN 978-989-758-199-1, pages 157-164. DOI: 10.5220/0005958401570164


in Bibtex Style

@conference{simultech16,
author={Gabriele Milani and Federico Milani},
title={Interactive GUI Software for Natural Rubber Vulcanization Degree Numerical Prediction},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,},
year={2016},
pages={157-164},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005958401570164},
isbn={978-989-758-199-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,
TI - Interactive GUI Software for Natural Rubber Vulcanization Degree Numerical Prediction
SN - 978-989-758-199-1
AU - Milani G.
AU - Milani F.
PY - 2016
SP - 157
EP - 164
DO - 10.5220/0005958401570164