Skip to Content

Lamination factor for plain and twill weave fabrics

Daniel_Retief's picture

When back calculating trace from a woven (twill or plain) fabric test sample, which lamination factor do I divide the test result with to get trace?

Since it is woven, not all the fibres are directly in the direction of loading due to fibre crinkling as it weaves, so I would imagine there would be some reduction over a standard [0/90]nS laminate.

I do not have access to shear testing equipment so working out the lamination factor from first principals is not an option for us.