In this study, a micro-mechanical model for constitutive behavior of elastomers subjected to thermo-oxidative aging is proposed. The model is based on the network decomposition concept and lies within the framework of continuum mechanics. It is assumed that the aging process leads to the formation of a new network with tighter chains. Accordingly, the strain energy of the system is constituted of two independent sources, the energy of the original soft network and the one of the reformed network. These strain energies were computed by integration of entropic energy of polymer chains in each direction of a micro-sphere. The model demonstrates good agreement with different experimental data on relaxation and intermittent tests.

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