Finite-element models are presented for a typical structurally stitched carbonfibre composite. The term 'structural' means that the stitching yarn is thick enough to form a through-the-thickness reinforcement. The influences of different model features are revealed. The stitching, on the one hand, is shown to increase the stiffness, especially its out-plane component. On the other hand, it creates prominent stress-strain concentrators.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||10th International Conference on Textile Composites 2010 - Lille, France|
Duration: 26 Oct 2010 → 28 Oct 2010
Conference number: 10
|Conference||10th International Conference on Textile Composites 2010|
|Abbreviated title||TEXCOMP 2010|
|Period||26/10/10 → 28/10/10|
Koysin, V., Klimshin, D. V., Lomov, S. V., & Verpoest, I. (2010). FE modelling of a structurally stitched multilayer composite. Paper presented at 10th International Conference on Textile Composites 2010, Lille, France.