Date of Award
Thesis - Restricted
Master of Science (MS)
Matar, Joseph E.
Polyurethane elastomers are used in flexible couplings for power transmission applications, but the material properties can degrade when exposed to elevated temperatures and high humidity. The goal of this study was to determine the processing conditions needed to produce a urethane that was less affected by temperature and/or humidity. Factorial experimental design techniques (FED, also known as DOE, and Taguchi Methods) were used to efficiently determine the effects that five different processing variables had on the toughness of the polyurethane after exposure to various environmental conditions.
Fons, Jeffrey A., "Material Modification & Processing Optimization Aimed At Minimizing Hydrolytic & Thermal Degradation of Urethane" (1997). Master's Theses (1922-2009) Access restricted to Marquette Campus. 4568.