Transverse tensile strength.


by RGClark
Tags: strength, tensile, transverse
RGClark
RGClark is offline
#1
May17-05, 02:25 AM
P: 88
How is tranverse tensile strength defined? How is it measured for thin fibers?
Some high strength fibers such as carbon fibers have longitudinal tensile strength of 1,000,000 psi. But these fibers have diameters that measure in the microns. How could a transverse tensile strength be measured in that case?


Bob Clark
Phys.Org News Partner Engineering news on Phys.org
SensaBubble: It's a bubble, but not as we know it (w/ video)
WSU innovation improves drowsy driver detection
Faster computation of electromagnetic interference on an electronic circuit board
PerennialII
PerennialII is offline
#2
May17-05, 03:04 AM
Sci Advisor
PF Gold
PerennialII's Avatar
P: 1,101
I'd say they're not measured ... you work with lamina properties and this way eliminate the 'need' to work with composite constituent properties. What is & can be done for single fibers is unidirectional tensile testing, for example according to ASTM D3379.


Register to reply

Related Discussions
Material with best tensile strength to weight ratio? General Engineering 25
Ultimate Tensile Strength Engineering, Comp Sci, & Technology Homework 5
Tensile Strength of 4" square RV Bumper Mechanical Engineering 1
Tensile strength General Physics 3
tensile strength question General Physics 1