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|Title:||Effect of fabric pre-stretching on the tensile properties of knitted fabric composites|
|Citation:||Ramakrishna, S. (1998). Effect of fabric pre-stretching on the tensile properties of knitted fabric composites. Advanced Composites Letters 7 (3) : 87-89. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||This paper illustrates the influence of fabric pre-stretching on the tensile properties of knitted fabric composites. Prior to the composite fabrication, the fabric was stretched bi-axially in wale and course directions by different amounts. It has been shown that tensile properties of the composite in a specific direction can be improved by selectively pre-stretching the fabric more in that direction. It is also found that the equi-biaxially pre-stretched fabric composite displays marginally higher tensile properties compared to the composite reinforced with 0% pre-stretched fabric.|
|Source Title:||Advanced Composites Letters|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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