Towards modelling of the frictional behaviour of deforming fibrous tows: A geometrical approach

Bo Cornelissen, Remko Akkerman

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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.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationRecent Advances in Textile Composites: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Textile Composites
EditorsC. Binetruy, F. Boussu
Place of PublicationLille, France
PublisherDEStech Publications, Inc
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-1-60595-026-6
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 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


  • METIS-271500
  • IR-74058

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