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 JTST  Vol.8 No.1 , February 2022
Investigation of Warp and Weft Knitted Fabric Acoustic Structures Derived from Garment Waste
Abstract: The mechanical performance of knitted fabric was significantly affected by loop density and geometries. Knitted fabric composites occupy a special position in the field of engineering materials because of their easy to form complex components and high impact energy absorption. But Knitted fabric composites have low in-plane tensile strength because the yarns are in a loop structure in the materials. Sound insulation requirements in automobiles, manufacturing environments, and equipment, generating higher sound pressure drive the need to develop more efficient and economical ways of producing sound absorption materials. The knitted fabric based acoustic materials were produced from cut wastes from different garment industries for their sound absorption property test as per the method described in ASTM E 1050. The acoustic performance of knitted fabrics was measured by independent tube methods for sound waves of 1000-6000 Hz. It is observed that the knitted fabrics acoustic materials prepared from waste materials showed high sound absorption than woven fabrics made from the same synthetic fibers. Moreover, the test revealed that blended knitted fabric had a better sound absorption property.
Cite this paper: Temesgen, A. and Sahu, O. (2022) Investigation of Warp and Weft Knitted Fabric Acoustic Structures Derived from Garment Waste. Journal of Textile Science and Technology, 8, 35-42. doi: 10.4236/jtst.2022.81004.
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