Development of Test Methods for the Electrostatic Properties of Nonhomogeneous Fabrics. Phase 2
Final rept. 28 May 1986-7 Dec 1987
I K E ASSOCIATES INC INDIANAPOLIS IN
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This report covers phase II of a project initiated for the purpose of establishing the feasibility of testing for electrostatic charge decay rates, field suppression capabilities, and triboelectric charge generating properties of textiles which incorporate a small percentage of conductive content, and to provide suitable test equipment and test methodology for determining these characteristics in laboratory situations. Commercially available instrumentation was modified and new equipment designed and fabricated as necessary to achieve the desired results. All modifications and the new equipment were thoroughly documented to facilitate possible later duplication with retention of critical parameters. Three test methods, one for each of the above characteristics, were formulated for possible inclusion in FTMS 191. This effort has resulted in the equipment and methodology necessary to determine the percentage of field suppression offered by the conductive content of a fabric, the charge decay rate of the nonconductive content of the same fabric, and the triboelectric charge generating properties of any fabric. Keywords Electrostatics, Charge decay, Field suppression, Synthetic fibers, Textiles, Triboelectricity, Static charge, Electrical resistivity.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Electricity and Magnetism