Experimental Investigation into Mechanical Properties of Nanomaterial-reinforced Table Tennis Rubber

  • Yu-Fen Chen Office of Physical Education, National Formosa University, Yunlin, Taiwan
  • Jian-Hong Wu Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • Chen-Chih Huang Department of Sport, Health & Leisure, Wufeng University, Chiayi County, Taiwan
Keywords: table tennis rubber, surface modification, carbon nanotube, zinc oxide, titanium oxide

Abstract

A new table tennis rubber is prepared consisting of carbon nanotubes, zinc oxide and titanium oxide added to a mixture of natural and synthesized rubber. The Nano-reinforced rubber is attached to wooden table tennis blades and patterned with four different surface structures, namely flat, long pimples, short pimples and medium pimples. The results show that of the five rubbers, the Nano-reinforced rubber with a flat surface offers a significantly improved elastic and mechanical performance

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Published
2016-10-01
How to Cite
[1]
Y.-F. Chen, J.-H. Wu, and C.-C. Huang, “Experimental Investigation into Mechanical Properties of Nanomaterial-reinforced Table Tennis Rubber”, Adv. technol. innov., vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 41-45, Oct. 2016.
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