Mechanical Properties of Kevlar® KM2 Single Fiber

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Ming Cheng, Weinong Chen

Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721-0119

Tusit Weerasooriya

U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-5066

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 127(2), 197-203 (Apr 06, 2005) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1857937 History: Received April 28, 2004; Revised October 14, 2004; Online April 06, 2005
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Cartesian coordinates of single fiber model
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A micrograph of the Kevlar KM2 fibers
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Tensile experimental results at a strain rate of 0.0127/s
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Tensile tests with different strain rates
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Schematic description of the dynamic experimental setup for a single fiber
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Typical records from a dynamic experiment
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Dynamic experiments at different strain rates
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SEM photograph of failed end of a tested fiber
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Transverse compression of a single fiber
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Transverse compression of a Kevlar KM2 fiber
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Finite element analysis of a transversely compressed Kevlar KM2 fiber
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Longitudinal tensile tests of transversely compressed specimens



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