Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 45, Issue 3, pp 652–661 | Cite as

Mechanical behavior of A265 single fibers

  • Jaeyoung Lim
  • James Q. Zheng
  • Karl Masters
  • Weinong W. ChenEmail author


The mechanical behavior of A265 high-performance fibers was experimentally investigated at both low and high strain rates. Axial, transverse, and torsional experiments were performed to measure the five material constants on a single fiber assumed as a linear, transversely isotropic material. In order to determine the tensile response of the fiber at high rates, a modified Kolsky tensile bar, also known as a split Hopkinson tension bar (SHTB) for single-fiber tests, was used. The diameter of each fiber was measured individually using a high-resolution scanning electron microscope for accurate stress calculation. A pulse shaper technique was adopted to generate a smooth and constant-amplitude incident pulse to produce deformation in the fiber specimen at a nearly constant strain rate. The tensile strength of the fiber exhibits both rate and gage-length effects.


High Strain Rate Single Fiber Fiber Specimen A265 Fiber Semiconductor Strain Gage 


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© United States Department of Defense 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaeyoung Lim
    • 1
  • James Q. Zheng
    • 2
  • Karl Masters
    • 2
  • Weinong W. Chen
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Schools of Aeronautics/Astronautics and Materials EngineeringPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  2. 2.US Army PM-Soldier EquipmentHaymarketUSA

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