Modelling the forming mechanics of engineering fabrics using a mutually constrained pantographic beam and membrane mesh

Harrison, P. (2016) Modelling the forming mechanics of engineering fabrics using a mutually constrained pantographic beam and membrane mesh. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 81, pp. 145-157. (doi:10.1016/j.compositesa.2015.11.005)

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Abstract

A method of combining 1-d and 2-d structural finite elements to capture the fundamental mechanical properties of engineering fabrics subject to finite strains is introduced. A mutually constrained pantographic beam and membrane mesh is presented and simple homogenisation theory is developed to relate the macro-scale properties of the mesh to the properties of the elements within the mesh. The theory shows that each of the macro-scale properties of the mesh can be independently controlled. An investigation into the performance of the technique is conducted using tensile, cantilever bending and uniaxial bias extension shear simulations. The simulations are first used to verify the accuracy of the homogenisation theory and then used to demonstrate the ability of the modelling approach in accurately predicting the shear force, shear kinematics and out-of-plane wrinkling behaviour of engineering fabrics.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Harrison, Dr Philip
Authors: Harrison, P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing
Publisher:Pergamon Press
ISSN:1359-835X
ISSN (Online):1878-5840
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.
First Published:First published in Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 81:145-157
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
630371Low cost manufacture of steered-fibre laminates.Philip HarrisonEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/1033513/1ENG - ENGINEERING SYSTEMS POWER & ENERGY