Predictive modelling and experimental measurement of composite forming behaviour
Wang, Jinhuo (2008) Predictive modelling and experimental measurement of composite forming behaviour. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
Optimised design of textile composite structures based on computer simulation techniques requires an understanding of the deformation behaviour during forming of 3-dimensional double-curvature components. Purely predictive material models are highly desirable to facilitate an optimised design scheme and to significantly reduce time and cost at the design stage, such as experimental characterisation. In-plane shear and out-of-plane bending are usually thought to be the key forming mechanisms. Therefore, this thesis is concerned with studies of the shear and bending behaviour by experimental characterisation and theoretical modelling.
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