WIT Press

TIS3D Software: From Geometrical Description To Mechanical Prediction. Application To Woven Fabric Reinforced Composites

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP960031

Volume

10

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

975 kb

Author(s)

D. Bigaud & P. Hamelin

Abstract

A computer aided design (C.A.D.) tool is presented here. Specifying a geometrical description (Bonnel %), TIS3D software allows to rebuild both simple or sophisticated textile structures. It also aims to a pre-processing work for a subsequent mechanical analysis. Fabrics unit cells fabrics (fibres+matrix) are regarded as a three-dimensional aggregate of subcells on which we apply stress-strain laws. The first elements to validate the method are provided by the comparison between experimental and analytical results obtained on a woven fabric material. 1 Introduction The potentialities of woven, non-woven, knitted or braided fabrics used as reinforcements for polymer matrix composite materials increase. From now their exploit

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