Microscopic approaches for understanding the mechanical behaviour of reinforcement in composites [chapter]

D. Durville
2011 Composite Reinforcements for Optimum Performance  
An approach to the mechanical behaviour of textile composites at the scale of their constituting fibres, using an implicit finite element simulation code, is proposed in this chapter. The approach is based on efficient methods and algorithms to detect and take into account contact-friction interactions between elementary fibres. It allows one to model samples of woven textile composites made of a few hundreds of fibres, with an elastic matrix. The approach is employed first to determine the
more » ... ial configuration of woven fabric samples, before applying to them various loadings in order to identify their mechanical properties under various solicitations
doi:10.1533/9780857093714.4.461 fatcat:6i5yfmlxdnc47awubqwioj7v4q