Physics of the Solid State

, Volume 61, Issue 1, pp 44–47 | Cite as

On the Determination of the Elastic Modulus of Ultraoriented High-Strength Film Threads Obtained by Drawing of Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene Xerogels

  • Yu. M. BoikoEmail author
  • V. A. Marikhin
  • O. A. Moskalyuk
  • L. P. Myasnikova


The influence of the gauge length l0 of a sample on the modulus E of ultraoriented film filaments of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) has been elucidated. The filament samples are obtained by a multistage orientation drawing on a contact heater with achieving extremely high draw ratios as large as λ = 120. Precursors were xerogels prepared by the drying of 1.5% UHMWPE gel solutions in decalin. A noticeable gain in “methodical” quantity E from 100 to 230 GPa at l0 increasing from 10 to 80 mm with a damping behavior has been established. The E(l0) dependence is shown to be described via the empirical equation that allows the E value to be predicted as a function of l0. According to the prediction, a saturation of the true value E with a yield to a plateau at E = 242 GPa occurs at l0 = 200 mm.



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu. M. Boiko
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. A. Marikhin
    • 1
  • O. A. Moskalyuk
    • 2
  • L. P. Myasnikova
    • 1
  1. 1.Ioffe InstituteSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Saint-Petersburg State University of Technology and DesignSt. PetersburgRussia

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