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Silk

Description

General

Animal fiber, a continous filament, with an usable length of 600-900 metres. Not inflammable, good isolator. Poor resistance against acids. The thickness of silk filament yarn is expressed in terms of denier, the number of grams of weight per 9000 metres of length.

Properties

Chemical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
%
%

Electrical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
kV/mm
%
V
Ohm.mm²/m

Manufacturing Properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources

Mechanical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
MPa
MPa
MPa
1340 1340 kg/m³ Idemat 2003
%
MPa
J/cm
MPa
MPa
MPa
MPa
MPa

Optical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources

Thermal properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
°C
°C
°C
J/kg.K
W/m.K
e-6/K

Environment

mPt
Pt
mELU
MJ/MJ
MJ
kg
kg
Idemat 2003, Design for Sustainability, Delft University of Technology

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