Modeling the geometric characteristics of five-dimensionally woven composites

S Buchanan, JP Quinn, AT McIlhagger, A Grigorash, E Archer

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Abstract

An analytical modeling approach for the prediction of the geometric characteristics of five-dimensional (5D) woven composites has been formulated. The model is driven by readily available data including the weaving parameters and constituent material properties. The new model calculates the individual proportions of fiber in each direction, areal density, overall fiber volume fraction, and laminate thickness. This information is useful for the engineer in the design and manufacture of 5D woven composites. In addition the present model outputs the mathematical definition of the 5D woven composite unit cell, which could be implemented as the geometric input for a downstream analytical model that is capable of predicting the elastic stiffness of 5D woven composites. Input parameters have been sourced from existing published work and the subsequent predictions made by the model are compared with the available experimental data on 5D woven composites.
LanguageEnglish
Pages3475-3479
JournalJournal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites
Volume29
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2010

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In: Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. 29, No. 23, 17.08.2010, p. 3475-3479.

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