Deformability of a woven fabric modified with in-situ grown nanofibres

V. Koissin, Zeljko Kotanjac, Laurent Warnet* (Corresponding Author), Leon Lefferts, R. Akkerman

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The deformability of a textile fabric (as received, or with in-situ grown carbon nano-fibres, or with a thermal treatment) is studied experimentally using bending, compression, in-plane shear, and friction. These tests reveal that the in-situ grown carbon nano-fibres can significantly deteriorate the fabric deformability, except for a low mass fraction. Therefore, the optimal mass fraction should be chosen for a particular production case, to obtain a compromise between improved strength of a composite part (expected to increase after the nano-fibre growth) and decreased deformability of the preform.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)705-715
Number of pages11
JournalInternational journal of material forming
Issue number5
Early online date20 Nov 2017
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018


  • UT-Hybrid-D
  • Chemical vapor deposition
  • Deformability
  • Fabrics
  • Nano-fibres
  • Carbon fibres


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