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Strength[edit]. In detail a dragline silk's tensile strength is comparable to that of high-grade alloy steel (450 − 2000 MPa), and about half ...


Jun 7, 2013 ... At best, spider silk might compare to steel when it comes to tensile strength, which is the largest stress that a material can withstand before ...


These protein based fibers, exemplified by spider silk, have been the subject of much interest due to spider silk's incredible toughness. Because of its strength, ...


Feb 2, 2012 ... It's not just the strength of the silk itself, a new study finds; the silk's way of stretching and the structure of the whole web help it resist damage.


Quantitatively, spider silk is five times stronger than steel of the same diameter. ... is able to keep its strength below -40°C. The toughest silk is the dragline silk ...


Jan 13, 2017 ... A single strand of spider silk can instantly catch and stop a flying .... The properties we like in spider silk isn't its strength but its toughness.


Jul 15, 2002 ... Spider silk is not a single, unique material--different species ... Dragline silk combines toughness and strength to an extraordinary degree.


Motivated by the high level of strength and toughness of spider silk and its multifunctional nature, this paper reports on the engineering properties of individual.


The nominal fracture strength of the silk was independent of the spider size and was about 1100 MPa (the true fracture strength was about 1500 MPa). Larger ...