Quantification of mesoscale variability and geometrical reconstruction of a textile

Gommer, Frank and Brown, Louise P. and Brooks, Richard (2015) Quantification of mesoscale variability and geometrical reconstruction of a textile. Journal of Composite Materials . ISSN 1530-793X

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Automated image analysis of textile surfaces allowed determination and quantification of intrinsic yarn path variabilities in a 2/2 twill weave during the lay-up process. The yarn paths were described in terms of waves and it was found that the frequencies are similar in warp and weft directions and hardly affected by introduced yarn path deformations. The most significant source of fabric variability was introduced during handling before cutting. These resulting systematic deformations will need to be considered when designing or analysing a composite component. An automated method for three dimensional reconstruction of the analysed lay-up was implemented in TexGen which will allow virtual testing of components in the future.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Fabrics/textiles, defects, statistical properties/methods, resin transfer moulding, image analysis, geometric reconstruction
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/0021998315617819
Depositing User: Gommer, Frank
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2015 15:42
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2016 21:22
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/31111

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