The Effect of Woven Structures on the Vibration Characteristics of Glass Fabric/Epoxy Composite Plates

  • Xu Lei Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin
  • Wang Rui Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin
  • Yong Liu Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin
  • Li Jin Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin
Keywords: vibration characteristics, fabric composite, woven structures, dynamic mechanical analysis.


We study the effects of woven structures on the dynamic mechanical properties and vibration properties of the fabric composites. Five typical weaving sets including the ordinary plain weaved and the warp interlocked were adopted in fabric processing. The composites plates with the same thickness were prepared by epoxy resin curing, and their fibre volume fractions were examined. Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA) and vibration test technique were used to reveal the dynamical behaviours of specimens in different frequencies of vibration. The storage modulus, the loss tangent, the natural frequency and damping ratio were obtained. The result showed that the woven structure have a strong effect on the fibre volume fraction, resin-rich area and the warp architectures of the composites, which determines the performances of the composites in vibration.

Defence Science Journal, 2011, 61(5), pp.499-504, DOI:

Author Biographies

Xu Lei, Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin
Dr XU Lei received his PhD in 2011 from Tianjin Polytechnic University. He is currently a lecturer at Tianjin Polytechnic University in China. His research interests include shape memory alloy based composites and composites structural vibration control.
Wang Rui, Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin
Dr Wang Rui is working as the head professor and PhD supervisor at the research center of high-tech textiles and composites, Tianjin Polytechnic University since 2004. His research interests include intelligent composites structures. He has 140 publications to his credit.
Yong Liu, Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin
Dr Yong Liu is a lecturer at school of textiles, Tianjin Polytechnic University in China. He received his PhD in 2008 from Donghua University. His current research interests are textile composites, nanofibers and smart textiles. He has 30 international publications to his credit and currently he is the editor of the Journal of Modern Textile Science and Engineering.
Li Jin, Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin
Ms LI Jin is working as an Associate Professor at research center of advanced knitting technique, Tianjin Polytechnic University since 2000. Her current research interests include the design and testing of weft knitted biaxial composites. She has four international publications and chapters of four Chinese books.
How to Cite
Lei, X., Rui, W., Liu, Y., & Jin, L. (2011). The Effect of Woven Structures on the Vibration Characteristics of Glass Fabric/Epoxy Composite Plates. Defence Science Journal, 61(5), 499-504.