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Title: Flexural stiffness and linear density of palmyra fibres
Authors: Rajagopal, K B
Iyer, K R Krishna
Keywords: B. fiabellifer Linn.;Flexural stiffness;Linear density;Palmyra fibre
Issue Date: Jun-1991
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Thirteen samples of palmyra fibres were tested for flexural stiffness using a simple experimental set-up. A parallel array of fibres was supported at the ends on a pair of knife-edges and loaded in the middle. The load applied and the depression produced at the midpoint were measured by dial gauges that formed parts of a fabric compressibility tester.The stiffness determined in this manner was found to have good correspondence with fibre linear density. This result has led to the conclusion that the trade practice of grading palmyra fibres according to linear density is adequate for a classification with respect to stiffness as well.
Page(s): 178-180
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/32529
ISSN: 0975-1025 (Online); 0971-0426 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJFTR Vol.16(2) [June 1991]

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