Accession Number : AD0625255

Title :   THE BIAXIAL STRESS-STRAIN BEHAVIOR OF FABRICS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY NATICK LABS MASS

Personal Author(s) : Monego,Constantin J.

Report Date : NOV 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : A comparison is made of the stress-strain response of a fabric in uniaxial stress and three loading conditions in biaxial stress. The results of the stress-strain tests were also compared with strain measurements made on a full-size tent. The results of the biaxial tests were found in better agreement with the stress-strain response in the full-size tent than the uniaxial tests. A suggestion is made for the development of a theory for predicting the biaxial stress-strain behavior of a fabric. This development will include the selection of a governing equation for the perfectly elastic state and finding the expressions needed to define the variables of the equation for a nonelastic material. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEXTILES, STRESSES), STRAIN(MECHANICS), LOADS(FORCES), TENTS, NYLON, PLASTIC COATINGS, INFLATABLE STRUCTURES

Subject Categories : Textiles
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE