Why We Need a Standard Method for Strength Testing, and What it Will Take to Get One

David L. Adams


This paper addresses several issues relating to the development of a standard method for strength testing. First, it discusses the need for a standard method. It then discusses some requirements for such a method. Part of the discussion on requirements will include the analysis of bundle stress-strain curves. During this discussion, a method is described which uses bundle stress-strain curves to figure the mean single-fiber strengths. The mean single-fiber strength is not asserted to be the desired result, but is offered only as a possible approach. More important to note is the wealth of information available but not used in the bundle stress-strain curve.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1994 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 1437 - 1441
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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