Design and Manufacture of Textile Composites book cover

Design and Manufacture of Textile Composites

The term ‘textile composites’ is often used to describe a rather narrow range of materials, based on three-dimensional reinforcements produced using specialist equipment. In Design and manufacture of textile composites, however, the term is used to describe the broad range of polymer composite materials with textile reinforcements, from woven and non-crimp commodity fabrics to three dimensional textiles.

Whilst attention is given to modelling of textile structures, composites manufacturing methods and subsequent component performance, it is substantially a practical book, intended to help all those developing new products with textile composites. Chapters on modelling include material models and data of use to both researchers and manufacturers, along with case studies for real components. Chapters on manufacturing describe both current processing technologies and emerging areas, and give practical processing guidelines. The last section contains a number of chapters covering applications from a broad range of areas, including transportation, sporting construction and medical applications. As well as illustrating typical components in each area, associated design methodologies and interactions between processing and performance are covered.

Design and manufacture of textile composites is an invaluable guide for manufacturers of polymer composite components, end-users and designers, researchers in the fields of structural materials and technical textiles and textile manufacturers. It will also provide manufacturers of traditional textiles with new areas to investigate and potential markets.

Hardbound, 492 Pages

Published: July 2005

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-85573-744-0

Reviews

  • …an invaluable guide for manufacturers of polymer composite components, end-users and designers, researchers in the fields of structural materials and technical textiles and textile manufacturers. …covers a broad range of polymer composite materials with textile reinforcements., Journal of Natural Fibers
    This book is likely to become the standard work of reference on textile composites and is highly recommended because of its broad coverage of this important field., Textile Month
    ...an excellent and detailed study of a rapidly changing field, because of the comprehensive treatment of the subject that it provides., International Dyer

Contents

  • Manufacturing and internal geometry of textiles; Mechanical analysis of textiles; Rheological behaviour of pre-impregnated textile composites; Forming textile composites; Manufacturing with thermosets; Composites manufacturing - thermoplastics; Modeling, optimization and control of resin flow during manufacturing of textile composites with liquid molding; Mechanical properties of textile composites; Flammability and fire resistance of composites; Cost analysis; Aerospace applications; Application of textile composites in the construction industry; Textile reinforced composites in medicine; Textile composites in sports products.

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