Textile Geometrical Reinforcements for Structural Composites

  • No. of pages: 324
  • Language: English
  • Published: June 1, 2023
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323988216


Textile Geometrical Reinforcements for Structural Composites details all types of structures for load bearing structural composite applications, including characterization and manufacturing methods.

Unlike conventional composite materials, geometrically oriented textile structures (e.g. woven, knitted and braided constructions) can be designed and developed for load bearing in a particular direction. Their properties can be enhanced by modifying the geometry and material composition.

This comprehensive cutting-edge book explains how to achieve these materials with superior mechanical properties in a cost-effective way. Addressing 2D, 3D, and multiaxial woven, knitted, and braided structures, the full range of materials are covered in the context of their load bearing structural composite applications. Methods of characterizing woven, knitted and braided fabric reinforced composites are compared, and impregnation methods using thermoplastic and thermoset resins are described. Potential future directions for research in this field are also explored.

Key Features

  • Explains the multi-scale structures of textile architectures in detail
  • Addresses a wide range of applications, including biomedical engineering, construction and aerospace
  • Provides descriptions of the different manufacturing methods needed

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Classification of Geometrically Oriented Textile Reinforcements
3. Methods of Textile Structure Reinforced Composite Manufacturing
4. Characterization of Performance in Textile Structural Composites
5. Application of Geometrically Oriented Textile Structural Composites
6. Techno-economic Feasibility and Cost Analysis of Structural Composites