The measurement of structural properties of sailcloth

Satchwell, C.J. (1984) The measurement of structural properties of sailcloth. Southampton, UK, University of Southampton, 35pp. (Ship Science Reports, 17).


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The report outlines a method of testing sailcloth to obtain elastic moduli and a proof stress appropriate to problems involving a single principal stress loading. Emphasis is given to practical problems, including a number of worked examples intended to help practitioners apply formulae. Standard uniaxial tensile test equipment is used, with the sole exception of an extensometer modification involving two dressmaking pins. Results for four popular sailcloths are presented.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Additional Information: ISSN 0140-3818
Subjects: V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences
ePrint ID: 43275
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Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2015 08:50

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