Characterising the shear–tension coupling and wrinkling behaviour of woven engineering fabrics

Harrison, P., Abdiwi, F., Guo, Z., Potluri, P. and Yu, W.R. (2012) Characterising the shear–tension coupling and wrinkling behaviour of woven engineering fabrics. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 43(6), pp. 903-914. (doi:10.1016/j.compositesa.2012.01.024)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2012.01.024

Abstract

Modelling the forming process for engineering fabrics and textile composites using a mechanical approach, such as the finite element method, requires characterisation of the material’s behaviour under large shear deformation. For woven engineering fabrics, a coupling between in-plane tension and both shear compliance and the onset of wrinkling is to be expected. This paper focuses on a novel testing technique, the biaxial bias extension test, as a means to investigate this shear–tension coupling and fabric wrinkling. Novel methods of determining the wrinkling behaviour are demonstrated. The main difficulty with the technique lies in extracting the material contribution to the recorded signal. To do this, an experimental method is proposed and demonstrated using a plain weave glass fabric. Biaxial bias extension test results are compared against picture frame and uniaxial bias extension results.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Harrison, Dr Philip
Authors: Harrison, P., Abdiwi, F., Guo, Z., Potluri, P., and Yu, W.R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing
ISSN:1359-835X

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