Volume 30, Issue 3 (May 2002)

    Instrumental Method to Evaluate Leather Compressive Properties

    (Received 23 April 2001; accepted 18 January 2002)

    CODEN: JTEOAD

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    Abstract

    An instrumental attachment and testing method was developed on a QTest™ tensile tester to evaluate leather compressibility. Six types of leather including pig, deer, cow, emu, goat, and alligator, were tested in terms of compressive modulus, linearity, energy, resilience, and thickness. A linear function was proposed to characterize the relationship between logarithmic stress and strain. This enabled calculation of all initial compressive moduli for these leather samples. The instrumental obtained data helped comparison of the compressive properties among the leather samples.


    Author Information:

    Chen, Y
    School of Human Ecology, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rogue, LA


    Stock #: JTE12315J

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE12315J

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    Title Instrumental Method to Evaluate Leather Compressive Properties
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    Committee D31