Textile Composite Materials A review

  • Salah M.EI Arab Faculty of Textiles, University of Gezira


Textiles  have a lot to do in the manufacturing of composite materials.

The challenge  is -how to -make a textile  preform  that suits a special

composite   material   manufacture   for   a specific   requirement   of

applications   which   is  composed  of   too   many   areas. The   high

performance  materials  like  glass. Carbon  and  aramid fibres can be

used  in  textile composites  manufacturing  being  made in  different

structures and preforms to give the most popular properties. They can

be  used  separately  or  in  a combination  to provide the optimum or

even  the  most  acceptable balance of properties dealing with strength

and   stiffness  through   the   fibre   axis   or   in   different  directions

according  to  their  end – use. The  matrices  should  also be selected

carefully to  suit  the requirement of the end-use of the composite and

their  life time  should  be put  into account. Since composites can be

made  to  suit  any  application  by  tailoring  their   properties, textile

preforms  with  different structures can be produced as a raw material,

with the most popular properties being guaranteed in the first steps of design of the preform. Natural fibres can also be to used to make

composite materials making benefit from their different properties,

with specified matrix materials of synthetic or  natural origin.


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How to Cite
M.EI ARAB, Salah. Textile Composite Materials A review. Gezira Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 2, p. 1-17, nov. 2013. ISSN 1858-5698. Available at: <http://journals.uofg.edu.sd/index.php/gjeas/article/view/2133>. Date accessed: 29 nov. 2022.