Publication :


Title:

Ageing behavior of polyamide 6-6 parachute fabric in stratosphere and troposphere balloons systems

Authors: A. Baltzinger, A. Cayla, C. Espinosa, S. Perraud and C. Campagne
Year: juin 2015
Proceedings de : 15th Association of Universities for Textiles World Textile Conference (AUTEX 2015) ; june 2015 Bucarest (Roumanie).


Abstract:
Parachutes are used to recover atmospheric measuring instruments. They are mainly made from polyamide 6-6 fabric. The objective is to identify the change in mechanical and physico-chemical properties of parachute along his lifespan. For this study, a decommissioned parachute has been characterized and compared to a non-used fabric. Results analysis showed a degradation of mechanical properties (tensile strength and tear) and a greater intake of moisture which alter the flight behavior. This is believed to be caused by the change in crystallinity content. The global fabric analysis showed that storage conditions have a significant impact on degradation.

Bibtex citation :
@INPROCEEDINGS{Baltzinger2015,
Author={Baltzinger, A. and Cayla, A. and Espinosa, C. and Perraud, S. and Campagne, C.},
Title={Ageing behavior of polyamide 6-6 parachute fabric in stratosphere and troposphere balloons systems},
Booktitle={15th Association of Universities for Textiles World Textile Conference (AUTEX 2015) ; june 2015 Bucarest (Roumanie)},
Pages={},
Year={2015}}


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