Modeling three-dimensional fabrics and three-dimensional reinforced composites: Challenges and solutions

Stepan V. Lomov, G. Perie, D. S. Ivanov, I. Verpoest, D. Marsal

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Abstract

The vast research area of modeling of three-dimensional (3D) woven fabrics can be subdivided into several domains, each of them having its own challenges and difficulties - some are already solved and implemented in software, while some still wait for their solution. This paper discusses the following problems and reviews the available solutions: coding of the structure of 3D weaves; building a geometrical model of 3D fabric; calculation of deformation resistance of a 3D fabric; transformation of the geometrical model into finite element mesh; prediction of elastic mechanical properties of 3D reinforced composites. A case study for warp interlock 3D fabrics concludes the paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-41
Number of pages14
JournalTextile Research Journal
Volume81
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

Keywords

  • 3D woven
  • geometry
  • mechanical properties
  • modelling
  • textile composites

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