Title: Analysis of knitted fabric reinforced composites: Part I. Fibre orientation distribution
Authors: Gommers, Bart ×
Verpoest, Ignace
Van Houtte, Paul #
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd.
Series Title: Composites A, Applied Science and Manufacturing vol:29A issue:12 pages:1579-1588
Abstract: The fibre orientation distributions in different types of warp knitted fabric are studied. The fibre orientations are represented by orientation tensors. This allows for the production of second- and fourth-order approximations of the orientation distribution function, which contain the relevant part of the orientation distribution for second- and fourth-order tensorial properties, respectively. Also, the symmetry that is present in the knitted fabrics can be analysed with the help of orientation tensors. It is shown that all the knitted fabrics are 'almost' monoclinic. Determination of the 'nearly' on-axis coordinate system is of interest for the data reduction of tensile test data. (C) 1998 Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 1359-835X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Mechanical Metallurgy Section (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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