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Force measurement from viscoelastically recovering Nylon 6,6 fibres

Pang, Jody W.C.; Pang, Jody W C; Lamin, Ben A.; Fancey, Kevin; Pang, Jody W. C.; Lamin, Ben M.; Fancey, Kevin S.

Authors

Jody W.C. Pang

Jody W C Pang

Ben A. Lamin

Jody W. C. Pang

Ben M. Lamin



Abstract

The force generated from viscoelastically stored energy in nylon 6,6 fibres was investigated. A 320 MPa, 24 h tensile creep stress was applied to annealed yarn. Following elastic (short-term) recovery, the yarn was allowed to contract from a loose state to a fixed strain, thereby becoming taut. The resulting force grew to 3.4% of applied creep load over a 2700 h measurement period t, and was predicted to approach a maximum of 3.8% as t → ∞. Increasing humidity reduced force output, but the effect was totally reversible. As the force-time curve follows a Weibull or Kohlrausch-Williams-Watts function, the findings are discussed from a molecular jumps perspective. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Apr 15, 2008
Journal MATERIALS LETTERS
Print ISSN 0167-577X
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 62
Issue 10-11
Pages 1693-1696
APA6 Citation Pang, J. W. C., Lamin, B. M., & Fancey, K. S. (2008). Force measurement from viscoelastically recovering Nylon 6,6 fibres. Materials letters, 62(10-11), (1693-1696). doi:10.1016/j.matlet.2007.09.061. ISSN 0167-577X
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2007.09.061
Keywords Viscoelasticity; Polymers; Mechanical properties; Fibre technology
Publisher URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167577X07009743?via%3Dihub
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