Effect of surface finish on the mechanical behaviour of Dacron© 360 woven

In the present paper some experimental analyses of Dacron© 360 woven with and without surface treatment are presented to evaluate the effect of this treatment on the constitutive behavior. This woven, widely adopted in sail manufacturing, is obtained by weaving polyethylene terephthalate (PET) yarn and it shows some peculiar features due to the manufacturing process. The experimental tensile tests, clearly show the orthotropy behavior of the material. The effect of the treatment results in a stiffer behavior especially along the warp and bias direction and in an increment of ultimate strength in all directions.


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  • Accession Number: 01489293
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 2013 11:54AM