Permeability of Non-Crimp Fabric Preforms

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Experimental permeability data of non-crimp fabrics (NCFs) is discussed in this chapter. The chapter starts with a general introduction on permeability, followed by a discussion on experimental permeability data. The infl uence of geometrical features of the textile architecture, in particular the stitching, is discussed in the third section, whereas the relation between fabric deformation and permeability is addressed in the fourth section. Two types of deformation can be distinguished: compression and in-plane shear. Both are addressed in this section. The chapter ends with concluding remarks, including comments regarding the benchmark project which is recently initiated and some future developments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNon-crimp fabric composites: manufacturing, properties and applications
EditorsStepan V. Lomov
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherWoodhead Publishing
Number of pages50
ISBN (Print)9781845697626
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

PublisherWoodhead Publishing


  • Experiments
  • IR-77836
  • Permeability
  • textile geometry
  • compression
  • shear deformation
  • METIS-262067


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