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Title: Polymeric cellular textile composites for energy absorption
Authors: Lam, SW
Tao, XM 
Yu, TX
Keywords: Cellular textile composites
Energy absorption capacity
Knitted fabrics
Composite applications
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Source: Research journal of textile and apparel, 2002, v. 6, no. 2, p. 1-16 How to cite?
Journal: Research journal of textile and apparel 
Abstract: This review paper is concerned with polymeric cellular textile composites with high specific energy absorption capacity. These cellular textile composites, particularly grid domed structure, have been characterized and the deformation mechanisms are described. The energy absorption capacity of the cellular structures may be varied by the geometrical parameters, cell density and the panel arrangement. Various fabrication processes of polymeric cellular textile composties are described, covering selection of reinforcing fibre and thermoset resin/ thermoplastic matrix material systems, methods of preform preparation by textile processing, and the manufacturing techniques of composite consolidation. The potential applications of cellular textile composites are the protective devices such as safety helmets, energy absorbing vehicle door or other light weight devices where high energy absorption capacity is of great importance.
ISSN: 1560-6074
DOI: 10.1108/RJTA-06-02-2002-B001
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