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Allowable Mechanical Stress Applied to a Spider’s Lifeline

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Osaki, S. Allowable Mechanical Stress Applied to a Spider’s Lifeline. Polym J 39, 267–270 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1295/polymj.PJ2006135

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Keywords

  • Spider Silk
  • Mechanical Stress
  • Spider’s Weight
  • Cross-Section Area
  • Elastic Limit Stress

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