Accession Number : ADA119008

Title :   The Effect of Low Temperatures on Coated and Uncoated Fabrics,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Crow,Rita M ; Dewar,Malcolm M

PDF Url : ADA119008

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : The effect of low temperatures on the shape of the load-elongation curve, the initial modulus, breaking load, percent elongation and work to rupture of 13 coated and uncoated fabrics was examined. It was found that the cotton/synthetic blends were least sensitive to low temperatures, the nylon fabrics, be they coated with polyurethane or neoprene, or uncoated, were more sensitive. The PVC-coated nylon scrims were the most sensitive and, for all practical purposes, completely inappropriate for use at temperatures below 0 deg C. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fabrics, *Coatings, *Rupture, *Modulus of elasticity, *Low temperature, Physical properties, Shape, Elongation, Yield point, Deformation, Brittleness, Sensitivity, Yarns, Cotton textiles, Nylon, Plastic coatings, Neoprene, Polyurethane resins, Canada

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Textiles
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE