Towards comprehensive characterisation and modelling of the forming and wrinkling mechanics of engineering fabrics

Harrison, P. , Alvarez, M. F. and Anderson, D. (2018) Towards comprehensive characterisation and modelling of the forming and wrinkling mechanics of engineering fabrics. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 154, pp. 2-18. (doi:10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2016.11.008)

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Abstract

Through a combination of direct measurement and inverse modelling, a route to characterising the main mechanical forming properties of engineering fabric is demonstrated. The process involves just two experimental tests, a cantilever bending test and a modified version of the uniaxial bias extension test. The mechanical forming properties of a twill weave carbon fabric have been determined, including estimates of the in-plane bending stiffness and the torsional stiffness of a sheared fabric. As a result of measuring and incorporating all the main mechanical properties of the fabric in forming simulations (tensile, shear, out-of-plane bending, in-plane bending & torsion), the specimen size-dependent shear kinematics and wrinkling response measured in experiments, is faithfully reproduced in simulations of the uniaxial bias extension (UBE) test.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Harrison, Dr Philip
Authors: Harrison, P., Alvarez, M. F., and Anderson, D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:International Journal of Solids and Structures
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0020-7683
ISSN (Online):1879-2146
Published Online:27 January 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd.
First Published:First published in International Journal of Solids and Structures 154:2-18
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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