In the present paper some experimental analyses of Dacron© 360 woven aimed tocharacterize its constitutive behavior are presented. This woven, widely adopted in sailmanufacturing, is obtained by weaving polyethylene terephthalate (PET) yarn and it showssome peculiar features due to the manufacturing process. The experimental tests, in terms oftensile tests and cyclic tests, clearly show the orthotropy features of the material, its highstrength and deformability. Finally, the examination with optical microscope of the testedspecimens allows to evidence how the warp and weft yarns interact.
|Numero di pagine||0|
|Rivista||MECCANICA DEI MATERIALI E DELLE STRUTTURE|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2010|