Modelling framework for optimum multiaxial 3D woven textile composites
Brown, Louise P. and Gommer, Frank and Zeng, Xuesen and Long, Andrew C. (2016) Modelling framework for optimum multiaxial 3D woven textile composites. In: 7th World Conference in 3D Fabrics and Their Applications, 8-9 Sept 2016, Roubaix, France.
The application of 3D weaves has advantages over conventional uni-directional or 2D woven lay-ups. There is potential to produce near net-shaped preforms and to increase damage resistance due to the presence of through thickness reinforcement. Conventional 3D weaves typically consist of orthogonal yarns interwoven with through thickness binder yarns. This paper describes a feasibility study to find optimum architectures for 3D woven fabrics where some of the normal manufacturing constraints are relaxed. This will provide the basis for development of novel manufacturing methods based on optimum textile architectures.
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