The generation of periodic microscopic transverse cracks in oriented acrylic fibres immersed in hot alkaline hypochlorite solution is described. A variety of chemical stress cracking was observed. It was found that cracking was accelerated by external tensile stress, high fibre permeability, moderate fibre orientation, and water-plasticization. It was also found that the cracking process was a sensitive indicator of residual latent strain in the fibre, which may persist after high-temperature annealing.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication Title|
|Publication status||Published - 1982|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)