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Silk cocoons as composites

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This thesis looks at the engineering aspects of silkworm cocoons as a structural biological composite system. A wide range of species of silk cocoons were studied for their morphologies, physical properties and mechanical behaviour. A silk cocoon can be described very broadly as a nonwoven fibre composite made of silk fibres bonded by sericin binder, although the a variety of species can show a diversity of structural features of the layers, porosity, degree of orientation, binding density...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Silk Group
Oxford college:
Jesus College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:04ab3915-6362-4607-9f10-838ce960400f
Local pid:
ora:6517

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