Hollow woven fabrics

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    Hollow woven fabrics are a variety of woven structures that can be produced based on the conventional weaving principle. Hollow fabrics started to attract attention as lightweight high performance materials, demand for them has increased for various applications. This chapter introduces the classification of hollow woven fabrics and their structural attributes, describes the possible routes of manufacture for different types of hollow fabrics, explains the most attractive properties and potential applications, and discusses the geometrical modelling and techniques used in finite element analysis of this type of structures. Hollow woven fabrics are usually used as reinforcement to hollow composites, some of which are described in this chapter. The ease of manufacture and the unique properties such as lightweight, energy absorption, and bulkiness are the most attractive properties and it is reasonable to believe that hollow woven fabrics will find more applications as technical and engineering materials. © 2012 Woodhead Publishing Limited All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWoven Textiles: Principles, Technologies and Applications|Woven Text.: Princ., Technol. and Appl.
    Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples, developments and applications
    Place of PublicationOxford
    PublisherElsevier BV
    Number of pages26
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012


    • Energy absorption
    • Force attenuation
    • Hollow woven fabrics
    • Lightweight
    • Modelling
    • Weaving principles


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