Accession Number : AD0476007
Title : SNATCH-TEARING OF FABRICS: APPARATUS, AND APPLICATION TO A LIGHT-WEIGHT FABRIC.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)
Personal Author(s) : Swallow, J. E. ; Mikolajewski, E.
Report Date : SEP 1965
Pagination or Media Count : 21
Abstract : Apparatus for tearing fabrics in a time of 0.05 sec is described. Energy is applied by means of a falling weight which impacts a nail of known diameter inserted in a biaxially (horizontally and vertically) tensioned fabric. The tearing of a light-weight nylon fabric has been studied in factorial experiments. Analysis of variance shows that the horizontal tension and energy input are the most important factors; the vertical tension and certain interactions are also significant. Results calculated from a fitted response surface give a correlation coefficient of 0.76 with experimental results. (Author)
Descriptors : *TEST METHODS), (*NYLON, RUPTURE), (*TEXTILES, RUPTURE), (*STANDARDS, TEST EQUIPMENT, STRAIN GAGES, WEIGHT, IMPACT SHOCK, ENERGY, VELOCITY, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, STATISTICAL FUNCTIONS, LOADS(FORCES).
Subject Categories : TEST FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT AND METEORS
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE