Journal Published Online: 01 May 2002
Volume 30, Issue 3

Instrumental Method to Evaluate Leather Compressive Properties



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.

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Chen, Y
School of Human Ecology, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rogue, LA
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Stock #: JTE12315J
ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE12315J