Textile constructions for composite materials
The course will give comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the composites, constituent materials for composite and composite fabrication processes. The course will cover the natural and synthetic fibers used as textile reinforcements. The main focus of the course is to deal with how textile reinforcements are structured and manufactured for optimal performance on the composite. Technical requirements for producing textile structures suited for composite material application will be introduced. Techniques for developing conventional flat weaving process to produce different textile products will be include. Latest 2D and 3D process developments for engineering textile reinforcements will be covered. These textile preforms have a major impact on the composite properties, in terms of composite mechanics that are a specific part of the content. The mechanical properties of the textile are governed by structure, material properties and material property compatibility.