Fibrous tows used in continuous fibre-reinforced polymers (CFRPs) deform geometrically during the production of composite products. The cross-sectional geometry of the tow is influenced by the load-induced deformation mechanisms. A study of the effect of two commonly assumed geometrical tow shapes on an equivalent pressure distribution in a tow-on-a-pin spreading arrangement was performed. The preliminary results show that both elliptic and parabolic tow geometries have qualitatively the comparable equivalent pressure distributions.
|Title of host publication||Recent Advances in Textile Composites: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Textile Composites|
|Editors||C. Binetruy, F. Boussu|
|Place of Publication||Lille, France|
|Publisher||DEStech Publications, Inc|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Oct 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|
Cornelissen, B., & Akkerman, R. (2010). Towards modelling of the frictional behaviour of deforming fibrous tows: A geometrical approach. In C. Binetruy, & F. Boussu (Eds.), Recent Advances in Textile Composites: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Textile Composites (pp. 1-9). Lille, France: DEStech Publications, Inc.