The chapter starts from description of geometrical models of 2D and 3D woven fabrics, with an aim of creation of meso-level (textile unit cell) finite element (FE) models, and proceeds to micromechanics of woven composites, based on the method of inclusions/Mori-Tanaka homogenisation and FE analysis of the stress-strain state of the unit cell. Special attention is paid to geometrical consistency of the FE models. CDM-type damage model is presented and an example of FE modelling of a woven composite is given.
|Title of host publication||Polymer Composites in the Aerospace Industry|
|Editors||P Irving, C Soutis|
|Number of pages||32|
|ISBN (Print)||9780857095237, 9780857099181|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
- Internal geometry
- Woven composites