A comparative ranking of the severity of five ASTM abrasion test methods using nine polyester/cotton fabrics

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Anne C. Clapp (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Melvin Hurwitz

Abstract: This study compared the results of the more commonly used abrasion tests on a series of commercially available fabrics. The test procedures used were those of the American Society for Testing and Materials contained in the 1981 issue of Annual ASTM Standards. The test instruments in the comparison were the Stoll flat, Stoll flex, Schiefer, Taber and Wyzenbeek machines. The test fabrics were polyester and cotton blends ranging in weight from 3.0 to 8.5 ounces per square yard. The fabric constructions included plain, twill and oxford weaves. The ASTM procedures were modified to provide a common end point for all tests. The end point for each test was half the number of cycles required for the destruction of the weakest fabric. Abrasion resistance was determined by measuring the breaking strength of the fabrics before and after abrasion. Statistical analysis of the data was accomplished by computing the rank order of the fabric strength tests and significance of the rankings was determined using Kendall's Concordance W.

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Language: English
Date: 1983
Cotton fabrics $x Testing
Polyester fibers $x Testing
Textile fabrics $x Testing

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