Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

56, 1, pp. 227-238, Warsaw 2018
DOI: 10.15632/jtam-pl.56.1.227

Polyester sail technical woven fabric behaviour under uniaxial and biaxial tensile tests

Andrzej Ambroziak, Paweł Kłosowski
The paper is focused on the identification of mechanical properties of a sail technical woven
fabric (yacht sailcloth polyester) style 480 AP with MTO (Medium Tempered Optimized)
finish. The non-linear elastic behaviour of the fabric applied for sails is investigated under
uniaxial and biaxial tensile tests. Comparison of non-linear elastic parameters with others
polyester coated fabrics is made. This paper is intended to be an introduction to a comprehensive
investigation on sail technical woven fabrics.
Keywords: sail fabric, polyester coated fabrics, textiles, mechanical properties, uniaxial tensile test, biaxial tensile tests