Properties and Analysis of Composites Reinforced with E-Glass Weft-Knitted Fabrics

    Volume 17, Issue 4 (October 1995)

    ISSN: 0884-6804

    CODEN: CTROAD

    Page Count: 6


    Zhao, D
    Assistant professor and graduate student, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Textile and Fiber Engineering, Altanta, GA

    Li, J
    Research associate, NASA Langley Research Center, National Research Council, Hampton, VA

    Kong, X
    Graduate student, Clemson University, School of Textiles, Fiber and Polymer Science, Clemson, SC

    Gowayed, Y
    Assistant professor, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

    Wang, Y
    Assistant professor and graduate student, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Textile and Fiber Engineering, Altanta, GA

    Abstract

    Weft-knitted 1 × 1 rib-fabrics are manufactured from E-glass rovings and are consolidated into flat panels using the resin transfer molding (RTM) process. The panels, with about 50% fiber volume fraction, are tested for their mechanical properties in tension, flexure, compression, and short-beam shear. The property values are reported and the failure mechanisms under different loading conditions are identified and compared. The elastic properties of the knitted composites are analyzed by geometric modeling followed by the finite element analysis (FEA). Good predictions are obtained.


    Paper ID: CTR10448J

    DOI: 10.1520/CTR10448J

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    Title Properties and Analysis of Composites Reinforced with E-Glass Weft-Knitted Fabrics
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    Committee D30