Title: A three-dimensional micromechanical analysis of woven-fabric composites: II. Elastic analysis
Authors: Vandeurzen, P. ×
Ivens, Jan
Verpoest, Ignace #
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: Elsevier Applied Science Publishers
Series Title: Composites Science and Technology vol:56 issue:11 pages:1317-1327
Abstract: Textile modelling begins with the creation of a geometric model of the woven-fabric structure which results in the micro-cell meshing of the unit cell, and the prediction of the local fibre volume fractions, the fractional volumes and the yarn orientations. We shall demonstrate that the classic fabric geometry model, which links the fabric geometry with the three-dimensional stiffness matrix of the composite unit cell, is incapable of predicting correct shear moduli for woven-fabric composites. In this paper, a new analytical model is proposed to predict accurate values for all engineering constants. Comparisons with finite element models were performed to establish the validity of the theory. A user-friendly custom Microsoft Excel(R) application (TEXCOMP) has been developed to transform the model into a useful design tool. (C) 1996 Elsevier Science Limited
ISSN: 0266-3538
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Materials Engineering - miscellaneous
Mechanical Metallurgy Section (-)
Structural Composites and Alloys, Integrity and Nondestructive Testing
Technologiecluster Materialentechnologie
Materials Technology TC, Technology Campus De Nayer Sint-Katelijne-Waver
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