A Simple Discrete-Tow Model for Analysis of Textile Composites

    Volume 22, Issue 4 (October 2000)

    ISSN: 0884-6804

    CODEN: CTROAD

    Page Count: 11


    Carrier, CR
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

    Averill, RC
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

    Abstract

    A simplified discrete-tow model is presented for analysis of textile composite materials. This model discretely represents the fiber tows and resin independently as beam and shell finite elements, respectively. The approach is simple and very computationally efficient, making it especially well suited for modeling sections of a textile composite material much larger than a unit cell. In the present study, the discrete-tow model is formulated in detail and its utility is demonstrated for the prediction of effective properties for a variety of plain weave and triaxial braid materials.


    Paper ID: CTR10541J

    DOI: 10.1520/CTR10541J

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    Title A Simple Discrete-Tow Model for Analysis of Textile Composites
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    Committee D30