Kevlar

(Kevlar is a trademark of DuPont)

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Kevlar is a high strength aramid fiber invented by Stephanie Kwolek in the 1960s, and sold by DuPont since 1971

Kevlar 49 Properties

Kevlar in matrix, WAG

3

GPa

breaking strength

2

GPa

124

GPa

tensile modulus

82

GPa

1.44

g/cm3

density

1.5

g/cm3

2.08

MYuri

specific strength

1.3

MYuri

9.3

km/s

longitudinal speed

7

km/s

212

km

9.8 m/s² support length

130

km

1.4

km/s

max transverse speed

110

$/kg

cost (old citation)

Kevlar Technical Guide downloaded from DuPont.

Kevlar (last edited 2017-03-18 23:52:13 by KeithLofstrom)