ISBN-13: 978 1 85573 319 0
pages A4 hardback
J W S Hearle, B Lomas and W D Cooke, UMIST,
Woodhead Textiles Series No. 8
It is a rich source of information for
serious investigators who need to account for the causes of a particular event
in which fibre fracture occurs.
Journal of The Textile
Casework examples quoted by Adolf and
Hearle, in the chapter entitled Textile damage in forensic investigations,
always make good reading for both the expert and layman alike.
This new, retitled, edition of Fibre Failure and
Wear of Materials has been updated and expanded to include more examples
from work at UMIST (University of Manchester Institute of Science and
Technology) in the 1990s and to take account of recent research elsewhere. It
contains over 500 new micrographs to add to the 1,000 in the first edition and
includes two new sections on forensic and medical studies. Based on over 25
years of research at UMIST, the book is concerned with how fibres fail under
stress. Until comparatively recently little was known about the way in which
fibres break. In this book about 20 different modes of fibre failure are
examined. Case studies have been selected both from the traditional uses of
textiles in clothing and in household products, such as sheets, towels and
carpets and also from the study of failure in textile structures used in
industry and engineering, for example seat belts and ropes.
collection of more than 1500 scanning electron micrographs and other pictures
for identifying failure modes, together with the accompanying explanatory text,
provides fibre scientists, polymer scientists and others working in textile
research with a better understanding of fracture mechanisms. The book will also
be of interest to forensic scientists and medical specialists using fibre
implants. Finally, it will help textile technologists and design engineers to
manufacture improved textile products and to use them in ways which will
maximise their life span.