Composite reinforcement forming simulation: A multiscale approach

N. Hamila, Muhammad Khan, S. Gatouillat, E. De Luycker, E. Vidal-Sallé, T. Mabrouki, P. Boisse

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The finite elements presented in this paper for textile fabric forming are composed of woven unit cells. The mechanical behaviour of these is analyzed by 3D computations at the mesoscale regarding biaxial tensions, in plane shear and bending properties. These elements are efficient because they are close to the physics of the woven cell while avoiding the very large number of unknowns in the discrete approach. Forming simulations on single ply, multi-ply and 3D interlock will be presented and show the efficiency of the approach. In particular the importance of the in-plane shear and bending behaviour will be emphasized.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCM-17 - 17th International Conference on Composite Materials
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-17 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Jul 200931 Jul 2009


Conference17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-17
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Composite Forming
  • Forming/draping simulations
  • Mesomacro
  • Textile composite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Ceramics and Composites


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