Comparison of the Properties of Parachute Webbings Woven on Shuttle and Shuttleless Looms
Final technical rept. May 1985-Feb 1987
ALBANY INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CO DEDHAM MA
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This study compares the properties of shuttle and shuttleless webbings for three fiber types nylon 6,6, nylon 6, and polyester. Tensile strength, elongation and energy absorption were measured on the original webbings and after hex bar abrasion, weathering, high speed impact, and edge abrasion. For all webbing types there were no statistically significant differences in tensile properties between webbings produced on shuttle or shuttleless looms. Among the fiber types, the polyester webbings showed several significant differences. However, the polyester constructions were not optimized for performance, and many of the differences observed could have been significantly affected by the construction. Keywords Parachutes Tensile strength Napping.
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