Mouldability of angle-interlock woven fabrics for technical applications

X. Chen, W. Y. Lo, A. E. Tayyar, R. J. Day

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    In many technical applications, ranging from composites to body armor, fabrics that are mouldable can be very useful. This paper investigates the mouldability of angle-interlock woven fabrics, which have low shear rigidity compared to woven fabrics with other weave structures. Angle-interlock fabrics with different structural parameters are designed and produced, and their mouldability is assessed using two different methods, a shear test and a deformation test. Results show that for a given yarn type, the mouldability of angle-interlock fabrics is closely related to fabric density and the number of weft layers. The mouldability tester developed in this research is useful and effective in assessing fabric mouldability.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)195-200
    Number of pages5
    JournalTextile Research Journal
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2002


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