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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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: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knit preforms, Woven fabrics, Reinforcements, RTM laminates
Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Composite Materials
Depositing User: Smt Bhagya Rekha KA
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2011 11:09
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2011 11:09

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