Tensile properties of different silkworm silk fibers

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review

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Author(s)

  • Hoi-Yan Cheung
  • Kin-Tak Lau
  • Yong-Qing Zhao
  • Jian Lu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Materials Research
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Pages1213-1216
Volume47-50 PART 2
ISBN (print)0878493786, 9780878493784
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume47-50 PART 2
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Conference

TitleInternational Conference on Multifunctional Materials and Structures
PlaceChina
CityHong Kong
Period28 - 31 July 2008

Abstract

Mechanical properties of two different types of silkworm silk fibers under three conditions: (i) Bombyx mori; (ii) twisted Bombyx mori; and (iii) Tussah silk fibers were under investigations. The values of ultimate tensile strength, elongation at break and Young's modulus were examined by performing tensile test on single bave. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was used to observe the morphologies of the two different types of silk fibers, and measure their general diameters so as to determine the cross-sectional area of the two different types of silk fibers and convert the experimental load-extension data into stress-strain data accordingly. © 2008 Trans Tech Publications.

Research Area(s)

  • Silkworm silk fibers, Tensile properties

Citation Format(s)

Tensile properties of different silkworm silk fibers. / Cheung, Hoi-Yan; Lau, Kin-Tak; Zhao, Yong-Qing et al.
Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 47-50 PART 2 Trans Tech Publications, 2008. p. 1213-1216 (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 47-50 PART 2).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review