Recent Developments in Textile Reinforced Polymer Composites: A Review

R.M.N. Sulochani1,, R.A. Jayasinghe2,*,, A.H.L.R. Nilmini3 and Gayan Priyadarshana3,

1Department of Bio Systems Technology, Faculty of Technology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka

2Department of Civil and Environmental Technology, Faculty of Technology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka

3Department of Material and Mechanical Technology, Faculty of Technology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka

*Corresponding author: E-mail: randika@sjp.ac.lk

Abstract

This article provides an overview of using textile materials as reinforcement in polymer composites. A considerable amount of research studies on this topic have been conducted to date. The different types of textile materials and polymer matrices used in composite development have been discussed. The fabrication techniques used in the development of composites, the properties, testing methods and the specific standards have been critically reviewed. Furthermore, the suitable applications of textile reinforced polymer composites are reviewed. This review highlights the potential of textile materials in polymer matrices as reinforcement for various applications, including automotive, aeronautical, defence, construction industries, etc.

Keywords

Textile, Polymer composites, Mechanical properties, Applications.

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