Recommended Guidelines for Fatigue Testing of Elastomeric Materials and Components
The purpose of this document is to review factors that influence the behavior of elastomers under conditions of dynamic stress and to provide guidance concerning laboratory procedures for defining and specifying the fatigue characteristics of elastomeric materials and fabricated elastomeric components. These guidelines describe: The manner in which elastomeric materials and components undergo changes due to stresses or strains in a fatigue environment that ultimately culminate in failure. Factors to be considered in selecting from available test methods or in developing a test method to meet specific requirements. A set of definitions and terminology to allow interchange of information on a common basis. Important considerations in the evaluation and reporting of test information.