Formability of weft-knitted fabrics on a hemisphere

Tianmei Zhong, Hong Hu

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In this paper, the formability of weft-knitted fabrics produced with glass filaments on an electronic flat knitting machine is experimentally investigated. A simple method used for the analysis of formability is proposed. Cutting patterns for different structures are given and the variation trends of the areas and fiber volume fractions are analyzed. The results show that due to their loop structures weft-knitted structures can easily be deformed to fit a hemisphere surface without the formation of wrinkling.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-251
Number of pages7
JournalAutex Research Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Composite
  • Deformation
  • Formability
  • Glass fiber
  • Hemisphere
  • Weft knitting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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