WIT Press

Integrated Model Of Textile Composite Reinforcements

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP000341

Volume

28

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,176 kb

Author(s)

S.V. Lomov & I. Verpoest

Abstract

Textile materials are characterised by the distinct hierarchy of structure: fibre - yarn - fabric - ready product (preform), which should be represented by a model of textile geometry and mechanical behaviour. In spite of a profound investigation of textile materials and a number of theoretical models existing in the textile literature for different structures, the model covering all structures typical for composite reinforcements is not available. Hence the challenge addressed in the present work is to take a full advantage of the hierarchical principle of textile modelling, creating a truly integrated modelling and design tool. The architecture of the code implementing the model corresponds to the hierarchical structure of the textile material, which is represented as a library of generic C++ classes describ

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