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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp 685–687 | Cite as

Uniformity of filament strength within a flax fiber batch

  • J. Andersons
  • E. Spārniņš
  • R. Joffe
Letter
Natural fibers are known to exhibit higher scatter of their mechanical properties than the synthetic ones. Fiber variety and agronomic practice [ 1], retting method [ 2], fiber location in the stem [ 3], as well as the presence [ 4] and amount of kink bands [ 5] in a fiber are shown to affect the strength of elementary flax fibers. The Weibull two-parameter distribution
$$ P\left( \sigma \right) = 1 - {\exp}\left[ { - \left( {\frac{\sigma }{\beta }} \right)^{\alpha } } \right] $$

Keywords

Natural Fiber Fiber Strength Fracture Probability Flax Fiber Strength Data 
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Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was funded by University of Latvia, project Y2-ZP120-100. Dr. R. Joffe would like to acknowledge financial support from EU 6th Framework Program project “New classes of engineering composite materials from renewable resources”, BIOCOMP, IP 515769-2. The materials used in this investigation were supplied by partners within BIOCOMP consortium.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Polymer MechanicsUniversity of LatviaRīgaLatvia
  2. 2.Division of Polymer EngineeringLuleå University of TechnologyLuleåSweden

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