Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research
Vol. 31, September 2006, pp. 422-425


Effect of lay-up angle and layers on mechanical properties of composites based on rib knit jute inlaid preforms

V R GiriDev, K Dhinesh, M B Raghulan & K Raghunathan

Received 9 May 2005; revised received and accepted 31 August 2005

The mechanical properties of knitted jute inlaid reinforced composites with different stacking sequences and number of layers have been studied. Flat rib knitted preforms have been produced in manual flatbed knitting machine followed by composite laminate preparation using simple hand lay-up technique. It is observed that the mechanical properties are dependant upon the stacking sequence and number of layers.

Keywords: Composite, Jute, Knitting, Mechanical properties, Textile preform

IPC Code: Int. Cl.8 D04B7/00