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Title: Finite element modelling of SMA textiles: superelastic behaviour
Authors: Lomov, Stepan Vladimirovitch ×
Moesen, Maarten
Stalmans, Rudy
Trzcinski, Gosia
Van Humbeeck, Jan
Verpoest, Ignace #
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: The Institute
Series Title: Journal of the Textile Institute vol:102 issue:3 pages:232-247
Abstract: The paper describes guidelines for building a finite element model of a unit cell of a textile made of superelastic NiTi wires and illustrates the application of the model for woven and knitted textiles. The goal of the analysis is prediction of the tensile diagram of the textile based on the fabric structure and the superelastic tensile diagram of the wires. The differences between the superelastic behaviour of the fabrics and that of individual wires are discussed. Predictions for a knitted NiTi fabric are compared with experimental data.
ISSN: 0040-5000
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Mechanical Metallurgy Section (-)
Department of Materials Engineering - miscellaneous
Physical Metallurgy and Materials Engineering Section (-)
× corresponding author
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