Mechanical load capacity
Mechanical loads act on objects in many different ways, including
The mechanical load-bearing capacity of an object indicates how resistant it is to these external influences. Objects with a high mechanical load-bearing capacity can withstand strong forces over a long period of time. The external influences mentioned can have a static or dynamic effect on the body.
#1 Definition Mechanical load capacity
The mechanical load-bearing capacity of a component expresses its ability to fulfill its function under the influence of physical forces.
#2 Significance of mechanical load capacity
Mechanical load-bearing capacity is one of the key criteria for the evaluation and selection of gasket materials. Operating conditions are often characterized by friction and pressure, so that the sealing elements are subjected to high stresses.
This applies equally to static and dynamic applications. The mechanical load capacity is not only determined by the type of elastomer material. They also influence production-related parameters such as vulcanization.
The mechanical stress on the sealing elements can be limited by correct design.