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The Effects of Underwater Shock Wave Loading on the Physico – Mechanical Properties of Jute Fiber

G. M. Shafiur Rahman (Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, Japan)
Shigeru Itoh (Shock Wave and Condensed Matter Research Center, Kumamoto University, Japan)

Research Journal of Textile and Apparel

ISSN: 1560-6074

Article publication date: 1 November 2011



Underwater shock wave loading has been implemented on various metals, foods and wood. The main goal of this study is to investigate the performance of unbleached jute fiber in terms of underwater shock wave loading and fiber surface parameters. The input short wave loading is varied by shock pressure. The underwater shock wave is generated by the explosion of a detonating fuse in the water tank. The process of bubble generation and expansion inside the water results in the formation of shock waves. After shock loading, jute fiber is taken for physico - mechanical and physico-chemical testing, such as those for breaking strength, elongation, moisture content, wicking, permeability, etc. The effects on jute fiber exposed by the underwater shock waves are also demonstrated by a scanning electron microscope (SEM). The maximum effect is observed at 100 MPa. Jute fiber treated by underwater shock waves shows improved moisture content and dye permeability than that of untreated jute fiber.



Shafiur Rahman, G.M. and Itoh, S. (2011), "The Effects of Underwater Shock Wave Loading on the Physico – Mechanical Properties of Jute Fiber", Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, Vol. 15 No. 4, pp. 55-61.



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