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Fatigue and environmental resistance of polyester and nylon fibers

John F. Mandall, M. G. Steckel, Sun Sik Chung
MITSG 89-12J

Marine ropes used in towing and mooring must withstand cyclic loading, abrasion and environmental agents. Rope failures can be sudden and catastrophic. In order to understand the resistance to marine stresses of fibers used in ropes, the authors measured fatigue resistance of individual nylon and polyester fibers both dry and in aqueous solutions. Fiber failure was predictable using simple creep rupture based on theory.

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