Knitted glass fiber reinforcements for tupes and tube couplings

Mikael Epstein

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A state-of-the-art study was done about the use of knitted reinforcement structures in composites. Based on earlier experiences in VTT suitable sequences for T-couplings were available. Glass yarn and glass roving of fiber with diameters from 9 umlaut m to 13 umlaut m i 22-300tex were selected as raw material and a programmable Stoll flat bed type was selected as trial machine. Tests with knitted hose reinforcement showed sufficient strength as water tube. Considerable problems appeared in the programming of the knitting machine for T-coupling reinforcement. In December 1995 Borealis Industrier AB withdew from the project and no replacement firm was found, the project was interrupted.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComposites and Sandwich Structures
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd North European Engineering and Science Conference (NESCO II)
EditorsJan Bäcklund, Dan Zenkert, B.T. Åström
Place of PublicationCradley Heath
PublisherEMAS Publishing
ISBN (Print)978-0-947817-94-7
Publication statusPublished - 1997
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2nd North European Engineering and Science Conference: Composites and Sandwich Structures (NESCO II) - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 22 Oct 199723 Oct 1997


Conference2nd North European Engineering and Science Conference


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