Journal Published Online: 01 September 1989
Volume 17, Issue 5

The Concept of Filament Strength and the Weibull Modulus



The strength of high-performance filaments is a complex parameter which can not be fully described with a single value. The Weibull model is used to describe the intrinsic statistical nature of the fracture strength. Possibilities and limitations of the Weibull model are illustrated. The relationship between material properties and the parameters in the Weibull model is discussed.

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van der Zwaag, S
Akzo Corporate Research Laboratories, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Pages: 7
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ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE11131J