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Title: Improved Tire Efficiency through Elastomeric Polymers Enhanced with Carbon-Based Nanostructured Materials

Abstract

In materials science of elastomers the influence of manufactured nanomaterial filler particles is of utmost significance for the performance of innovative rubber products, i.e., passenger and commercial tires with ultralow rolling resistance but high traction. Advances in both performance areas are imperative for the development of improved tire efficiency to meet DOE’s fuel consumption reduction target of 4%, all while maintaining or improving wear characteristics of the tire. Recent research efforts focus mainly on the development of composite tires based on carbon black and silica. The project goal was to replace existing fillers (such as carbon black and silica) with higher performance materials (viz., graphene and silica nanofibers). The proposed approach capitalized on the recent advances in nanomaterial and graphene synthesis and functionalization by our group and suggests a promising avenue for the amalgamation of cutting-edge nanotechnologies that can be utilized toward DOE’s technical targets.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1490574
Report Number(s):
ORNL/SPR-2018/1070
CRADA/NFE-15-05490
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Polyzos, Georgios, Park, Jaehyeung, and Sharma, Jaswinder. Improved Tire Efficiency through Elastomeric Polymers Enhanced with Carbon-Based Nanostructured Materials. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1490574.
Polyzos, Georgios, Park, Jaehyeung, & Sharma, Jaswinder. Improved Tire Efficiency through Elastomeric Polymers Enhanced with Carbon-Based Nanostructured Materials. United States. doi:10.2172/1490574.
Polyzos, Georgios, Park, Jaehyeung, and Sharma, Jaswinder. Fri . "Improved Tire Efficiency through Elastomeric Polymers Enhanced with Carbon-Based Nanostructured Materials". United States. doi:10.2172/1490574. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1490574.
@article{osti_1490574,
title = {Improved Tire Efficiency through Elastomeric Polymers Enhanced with Carbon-Based Nanostructured Materials},
author = {Polyzos, Georgios and Park, Jaehyeung and Sharma, Jaswinder},
abstractNote = {In materials science of elastomers the influence of manufactured nanomaterial filler particles is of utmost significance for the performance of innovative rubber products, i.e., passenger and commercial tires with ultralow rolling resistance but high traction. Advances in both performance areas are imperative for the development of improved tire efficiency to meet DOE’s fuel consumption reduction target of 4%, all while maintaining or improving wear characteristics of the tire. Recent research efforts focus mainly on the development of composite tires based on carbon black and silica. The project goal was to replace existing fillers (such as carbon black and silica) with higher performance materials (viz., graphene and silica nanofibers). The proposed approach capitalized on the recent advances in nanomaterial and graphene synthesis and functionalization by our group and suggests a promising avenue for the amalgamation of cutting-edge nanotechnologies that can be utilized toward DOE’s technical targets.},
doi = {10.2172/1490574},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {11}
}

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