Damage Prediction for 3D Woven Composite Structural Features

S. R. Hallett, P. Biragoni

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Abstract

3D woven composites are becoming increasingly popular for use in structural applications. For effective use in design, predictive analysis tools are required to estimate stiffness and strength. The Domain Superposition Technique (DST) has been developed to allow prediction of 3D woven mechanical properties using models of reduced size compared to standard finite element analysis. This allows geometries of greater size than standard unit cell dimensions to be analysed. In particular, methods for including failure mechanisms in the analysis have been developed, thus allowing predictions of strength for structural features manufactured from 3D woven composites to be performed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRECENT ADVANCES IN TEXTILE COMPOSITES
EditorsC Binetruy, F Boussu
Place of PublicationLANCASTER
PublisherLancaster, PA ,USA: DEStech Publications Inc
Pages36-43
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-60595-026-6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event10th International Conference on Textile Composites (TEXCOMP 10) - Lille, France
Duration: 26 Oct 201028 Oct 2010

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Textile Composites (TEXCOMP 10)
CountryFrance
CityLille
Period26/10/1028/10/10

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