HIGH-SPEED ABRASION OF TEXTILE CORDAGE ON AN ASPHALT SURFACE.
ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)
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Braided cordages of nylon, polyester and polypropylene fibers were abraded at high speed on an asphalt surface. Two complementary methods of testing were shown to be suitable for comparing different textiles, textile treatments and abrading surfaces. In one series of tests, the velocity, tension and time of abrasion were varied factorially, and the residual breaking strengths of the cordages were compared with results obtained with a concrete surface. In a second series, the effects of velocity and tension on failure-time were determined experimental simplification was achieved, and no limit imposed on the severity of the conditions. Author
- Surface Transportation and Equipment