FE modelling of a structurally stitched multilayer composite

V. Koysin, D.V. Klimshin, S.V. Lomov, I. Verpoest

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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.
Original languageUndefined
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event10th International Conference on Textile Composites 2010 - Lille, France
Duration: 26 Oct 201028 Oct 2010
Conference number: 10


Conference10th International Conference on Textile Composites 2010
Abbreviated titleTEXCOMP 2010


  • IR-75509

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