POLYMERIC CELLULAR TEXTILE COMPOSITES FOR ENERGY ABSORPTION

S. W. Lam, X. M. Tao, T. X. Yu

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Abstract

This review paper is concerned with polymeric cellular textile composites with high specific energy absorption capacity. These cellular textile composites, particularly grid domed structure, have been characterized and the deformation mechanisms are described. The energy absorption capacity of the cellular structures may be varied by the geometrical parameters, cell density and the panel arrangement. Various fabrication processes of polymeric cellular textile composties are described, covering selection of reinforcing fibre and thermoset resin/ thermoplastic matrix material systems, methods of preform preparation by textile processing, and the manufacturing techniques of composite consolidation. The potential applications of cellular textile composites are the protective devices such as safety helmets, energy absorbing vehicle door or other light weight devices where high energy absorption capacity is of great importance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalResearch Journal of Textile and Apparel
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2002

Keywords

  • Cellular textile composites
  • composite applications
  • energy absorption capacity
  • fabrication
  • knitted fabrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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