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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