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Title: Design and fabrication of crushing instrument to study the influence of lateral deformation on fibrous assembly
Authors: Murugan, R
Dasaradan, B S
Subramaniam, V
Keywords: Crushing instrument;Fibre;Lateral compression;Tensile properties
Issue Date: Sep-2008
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: The lateral crushing of textile fibres and its consequent effect on tensile strength has been studied using an instrument designed indigenously for crushing the fibres in the transverse direction. The apparatus produces deformations dependent on the crushing load applied. The influence of crushing load on the tensile properties of cotton, viscose, acrylic, polyester and nylon monofilament is also studied. A loss in strength and elongation is observed after crushing which varies with the fibre type and morphology. It is found that the viscose sustains greater losses in tensile strength.
Page(s): 258-263
ISSN: 0971-0426
Appears in Collections:IJFTR Vol.33(3) [September 2008]

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