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Stress relaxation and inverse stress relaxation in silk fibers

journal contribution
posted on 31.10.2001, 00:00 authored by V K Kothari, Rangam RajkhowaRangam Rajkhowa, V B Gupta
Stress-relaxation experiments on four varieties of Indian silk fiber show that stress relaxation is significantly greater in non-Mulberry silks than in the Mulberry silk and that the differences among non-Mulberry silk fibers are relatively small. All the fibers studied also exhibit inverse stress relaxation. It has been shown that the Maxwell-Wiechert model, with two Maxwell elements in parallel, can be used to analyze and explain both the stress-relaxation and inverse stress-relaxation behaviors.

History

Journal

Journal of applied polymer science

Volume

82

Issue

5

Pagination

1147 - 1154

Publisher

John Wiley & Sons

Location

Chichester, Eng.

ISSN

0021-8995

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2001, John Wiley & Sons