Modeling fiber slippage during the preforming process

Chyi Lang Lai, Wen Bin Young

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Until now, the pin-jointed net model has been a widely used method for the prediction of preforming shape for woven fabrics. However, it deals only with pure trellising (or shear) and neglects other possible deformation modes. In some cases, there is evidence showing that other deformation modes have relevance to, and effectiveness in forming the final shape. A model considering only the shear mode will not result in an adequate prediction. In this study, a slippage model is developed to modify the pin-jointed net model. Macrostructure of the fabrics is included in the slippage model in order to capture more deformation modes. Comparisons of experimental and simulation results are presented. It is shown that the numerical prediction using the slippage model has better agreement with experimental measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)594-603
Number of pages10
JournalPolymer Composites
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Aug

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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