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The influence of hydration on the tensile and compressive properties of avian keratinous tissues

Taylor, A.M., Bonser, R.H.C. and Farrent, J.W. (2004) The influence of hydration on the tensile and compressive properties of avian keratinous tissues. Journal of Materials Science, 39 (3). pp. 939-942. ISSN 0022-2461

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1023/B:JMSC.0000012925.92504.08

Abstract/Summary

Despite recent research exploring the elastic properties of avian keratins, data on failure properties are less common in the literature. In this paper we present data on the failure properties and moduli of both avian feather and claw keratin in tension and the modulus of claw keratin in compression. Increased water content acts to decrease stiffness and strength but to increase strain at failure. The modulus of claw did not differ significantly when tested under tension and compression.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Construction Management and Engineering
ID Code:12402

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