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Protocols for Determining the Mechanical Properties of High Strength Copolymer Aramid Fibers

Published

Author(s)

Amanda L. Forster, Viviana Rodriguez Cardenas, Ajay Krishnamurthy, Amy E. Engelbrecht-Wiggans, Zois Tsinas

Abstract

The primary goal of the manuscript is to develop a protocol to prepare consistent specimens for accurate mechanical testing of high strength copolymer aramid fibers, by removing a coating and disentangling the individual fiber strands without introducing significant chemical or physical degradation.
Citation
Journal of Visualized Experiments
Volume
139

Keywords

single fiber testing, mechanical testing, body armor

Citation

Forster, A. , Rodriguez, V. , Krishnamurthy, A. , Engelbrecht-Wiggans, A. and Tsinas, Z. (2018), Protocols for Determining the Mechanical Properties of High Strength Copolymer Aramid Fibers, Journal of Visualized Experiments, [online], https://doi.org/10.3791/58124 (Accessed October 3, 2022)
Created September 1, 2018, Updated November 10, 2018