Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Breaking Length

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1565

n A measure of the breaking strength of a yarn; the calculated length of a specimen whose weight is equal to its breaking load. The breaking length expressed in kilometers is numerically equal to the breaking tenacity expressed in grams-force per tex. (Kadolph SJJ, Langford AL (2001) Textiles. Pearson Education, New York).

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA