Impact Behaviors of Flax/Polypropylene Weft Knitted Composites
For developing the environmentally protective civil textile composites with better impact behaviors, the impact test was made with flax/polypropylene weft knitting composites samples. The mechanisms of fiber reinforcing and fracture were discussed through examining the fracture photographs. This research shows that the samples have better impact behaviors when the volume fraction of flax fiber is about 50%，the amount of layers is 8, and the sinker depth of the flax/pp knitted perform is 9.
Sihai Jiao, Zhengyi Jiang and Jinglong Bu
H. X. Li et al., "Impact Behaviors of Flax/Polypropylene Weft Knitted Composites", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 146-147, pp. 400-407, 2011