Theoretical Analysis of Load-Extension Properties of the Plain Weft Knitted Structures Produced from High Performance Yarns for Composite Reinforcement

Hong Hu, Mario de Araujo, Fangueiro Raul, Olivier Ciobanu

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This paper presents a theoretical analysis of the tensile properties of plain weft-knitted fabric. Load-extension curves in the coursewise and walewise directions for fabrics made from glass fibers are theoretically calculated and compared with experimental results, and good agreement is obtained between them.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)991-997
Number of pages8
JournalTextile Reseach Journal
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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