Weft-knitted Structure in Composite Materials

Updated: 2006/9/11 15:24:00

Yuan Xinlin, Xi′an Polytechnic University
Xu Yanhua, Nantong Vocational College of Textile Technology

Abstract: Weft-knitted fabric, when being used for making resin-finished composite material, has outstanding conformability to shape. It is especially suitable for mold processing, where the resulted products have better impact-resistant, energy-absorption and fatigue-resistant properties than composite materials reinforced by other fabrics. Weft-knitted fabric has been increasingly used in various technical fields and profound study has been carried out on such fabric. The article discusses the weft-knitted structure and its application characteristics involved in the study and applications of weft-knitted fabric reinforced composite materials at home and abroad.
Key words: knitted fabric; reinforced material; composite material; weft-knitted structure.

Authority in Charge: China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC)

Sponsor :China Textile Information Center (CTIC)

ISSN 1003-3025 CN11-1714/TS