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Title: Through-thickness permeability study of orthogonal and angle-interlock woven fabrics
Authors: Xiao, X
Endruweit, A
Zeng, X
Hu, J 
Long, A
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Springer
Source: Journal of materials science, v. 50, no. 3, p. 1257-1266 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of materials science 
Abstract: Three-dimensional (3D) woven textiles, including orthogonal and angle-interlock woven fabrics, exhibit high inter-laminar strength in addition to good in-plane mechanical properties and are particularly suitable for lightweight structural applications. Resin transfer moulding (RTM) is a cost-effective manufacturing process for composites with 3D-woven reinforcement. With increasing preform thickness, the influence of through-thickness permeability on RTM processing of composites becomes increasingly significant. This study proposes an analytical model for prediction of the through-thickness permeability, based on Poiseuille¡¦s law for hydraulic ducts approximating realistic flow channel geometries in woven fabrics. The model is applied to four 3D-woven fabrics and three 2D-woven fabrics. The geometrical paramete
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/11802
ISBN: 9.78E+12
ISSN: 0022-2461
EISSN: 1573-4803
DOI: 10.1007/s10853-014-8683-4
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