Studies on mechanical behavior of knitted glass-epoxy composites

Naveen, VP and Vani, A and Prakasha, V and Divakar, CJ and Ananthkrishnan, T and Rao, RMVGK (2000) Studies on mechanical behavior of knitted glass-epoxy composites. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 19 (5). pp. 396-402. ISSN 0731-6844

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    Abstract

    Resin Transfer Molded (RTM) laminates from weft rib knit glass preforms with added reinforcements were developed using closed mould vacuum resin suction technique. In all, six types of preforms (with additional reinforcements in the course direction) were obtained using a flat bed hand-knitting machine. The laminate fibre weight fractions ranged from 0.37 to 0.67 and their tensile and flexural properties were evaluated. Test results indicated that strengths higher than those of the woven fabric composites could be achieved in the course direction with unique failure modes occurring differently from those of the latter.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Knit preforms, Woven fabrics, Reinforcements, RTM laminates
    Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Composite Materials
    Division/Department: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other, Fibre Reinforced Plastics Division
    Depositing User: Smt Bhagya Rekha KA
    Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2011 16:39
    Last Modified: 16 Dec 2011 16:39
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/10160

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