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3D woven materials are characterized by complex internal fiber architectures leading to complex failure patterns. Due to limitations in available computational power, conventional modelling techniques are limited to either a meso or macro scale which in turns fails to capture the complex phenomena occurring across multiple length scales and effects on a 3D woven mechanical response. To counter these limitations, a multiscale framework for modelling of 3D woven structures is proposed. The modeling process under this framework is divided in two major phases, kinematic and mechanical. The proposed kinematic approach is capable of modelling feature/component scale fabric deformations and defects generated in preforms during weaving and compaction. The mechanical modelling phase extracts the yarn mechanical properties from the kinematic results and runs a multiscale mechanical analysis to find the mechanical response of a finished as woven component.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2014
PublisherEuropean Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM
ISBN (Print)9780000000002
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2014 - Seville, Spain
Duration: 22 Jun 201426 Jun 2014


Conference16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2014

Structured keywords

  • Composites UTC


  • 3D woven
  • Finite element analysis
  • Multi-scale modeling


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