Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 45, Issue 10, pp 2708–2714 | Cite as

The influence of the lateral filament texture on the compressive properties of PpPTA aramid filaments

  • Alwin Knijnenberg
  • Ben Koenders
  • Bert Gebben
  • Enno Klop
  • Robert J. Young
  • Sybrand van der Zwaag


A series of PpPTA aramid fibres with various degree of lateral orientation ranging from their usual radial-oriented lateral texture to a full random lateral texture were prepared by employing a series of different coagulating media in the fibre spinning process. The resulting variation in lateral texture did not lead to differences in linear tensile properties or crystallite dimensions. Raman spectroscopy measurements on embedded axially compressed filaments showed that the stresses for kink band initiation and propagation were independent of the degree of lateral texture. The kink band morphology and the final kink band density upon further straining were found to correlate with the shear modulus derived from combined mechanical and XRD data.


Kink Band Aramid Fibre Coagulation Bath Filament Axis Radial Orientation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alwin Knijnenberg
    • 1
  • Ben Koenders
    • 2
  • Bert Gebben
    • 2
  • Enno Klop
    • 2
  • Robert J. Young
    • 3
  • Sybrand van der Zwaag
    • 1
  1. 1.Fundamentals of Advanced Materials Group, Faculty of Aerospace EngineeringDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Research InstituteTeijin Aramid B.V.ArnhemThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Materials Science Centre, School of MaterialsThe University of ManchesterManchesterUK

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