Thermal Analysis of Textiles and Fibers offers systematic and comprehensive coverage of the subject, from the principles of fiber structure and established TA methods, to advanced TA techniques and their application to high-performance fibers and textiles.
Thermal analysis is a convenient method for assessing fiber and fabric performance as monitored under end-use relevant conditions. Expertise in this field requires knowledge of both TA methods and of fiber behavior, information that is brought together in this new volume.
In recent years, thermal analysis has been applied to a variety of novel and high-performance fibers, such as Kevlar, Vectran, PBI, polyolefins, polypropylene, PAN and PVA, amongst others. TA techniques are also used in fiber identification, characterization and stability testing and may be combined with spectroscopic techniques to yield still more information about fiber properties.
- Includes chapters on novel and high-performance fibers that are used in assembling technical textiles
- Covers advanced TA methods, such as combined and modulated techniques
- Brings together focused information on TA for fibers and textiles that is not otherwise available in a single volume
1. Introduction 2. Manufacturing of fibers 3. Thermal analysis techniques and their application to fibers 4. Modulated techniques for thermal analysis of textile fibers 5. Thermal analysis of natural fibers 6. Thermal analysis of Kevlar fibers 7. Thermal analysis of Vectran fibers 8. Thermal analysis of flame resistant fibers and fabrics 9. Thermal analysis of polyolefin fibers 10. Thermal analysis of polypropylene fibers 11. Thermal analysis of PAN fibers 12. Thermal analysis of PVA fibers 13. Thermal analysis of nylon fibers 14. Thermal analysis of PET fibers 15. Thermal and mechanical analysis of fiber-reinforced composites 16. Thermal analysis of polyvinylalcohol fibers 17. Fibers incorporated with phase change materials 18. Thermal properties of polyhydroxyalkanoate polymers 19. Thermal Analysis of Flame Retardant Fibers and Textiles 20. Thermal Analysis of Flame Resistant Fibers and Fabrics 21. Structure property relationship of synthetic fibres 22. Characterization of fibres
Dr Jaffe is a research professor at NJIT, who has authored more than 70 technical publications, ten book chapters and 15 patents. He is a past member of the National Materials Advisory Board, former chairman of the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division of the American Chemical Society and has served on panels of the NSF, DOD, DOE, NASA and NIST.
Menczel, Joseph D.
Dr Menczel brings over 30 years of industrial research experience. He holds 6 patents and is the author of more than 60 academic papers