Low-velocity impact characterization of multistitched woven E-glass/polyester nano/micro composites

Bilisik K., Yolacan G.

TEXTILE RESEARCH JOURNAL, vol.84, no.13, pp.1411-1427, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 84 Issue: 13
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0040517514523178
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1411-1427
  • Keywords: multistitched woven nano composite, unstitched woven nano, micro composite, low-velocity impact load, energy absorption, damaged area, DAMAGE RESISTANCE, BALLISTIC IMPACT, THICKNESS, PERFORMANCE, BEHAVIOR
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


The low-velocity impact properties of the developed two-dimensional multistitched/micro/nano E-glass/polyester woven composites were studied. It was observed that material type (silicate or carbon or metal), material particle size (nano or micro), amount of materials (weight, %), stitching density (step/cm) and stitching type (hand or machine) influenced the damaged areas of composites. The unstitched/nano and unstitched/micro E-glass/polyester woven composites had small damaged areas in the front face but they had large damaged areas in the back face. The multistitched structure had also a small damaged area in the front face; however, it had a very small damaged area in the back face. The results indicated that the multistitching suppressed the impact energy relatively at a small area. Therefore, the two-dimensional multistitched and multistitched/nano E-glass/polyester woven composite structures showed a better damage resistance performance compared to those of the unstitched or unstitched/nano composites.