This unique volume presents the latest developments in the field of advanced woven and braided textile composites, with particular emphasis on computational approaches (finite elements, meshfree). Advanced textile composites such as woven, braided, knitted and stitched fabrics are increasingly being used as structural materials in industrial applications due to their efficiency at reinforcing more directions within a single layer and their ability to conform to surfaces with complex curvatures. Furthermore, textile composites provide improved impact resistance, exceptional thermal, fatigue and corrosion resistance, as well as being easier and cheaper to handle and fabricate compared to UD composites.
Topics covered in this book include: 2D and 3D plain, twill, satin woven and braided composites, micro-level and macro-level modelling, failure mechanisms, theoretical studies on cryogenic crack behaviour and the specific deformation modes of textile reinforcements, which include the kinematic and hypoelastic models.
This book will be particularly relevant to professional engineers, graduate students and researchers interested in composite materials.
Contents:Micromechanical Modelling of Textile CompositesMechanical Response and Failure of 2D Woven Composites Under CompressionFrom a Virtual Textile to a Virtual Woven CompositeModelling 3D Woven Composite Preform DeformationsCryomechanics and Crack Behaviour of Woven Polymer Matrix CompositesEffects of Fabrication Processes and Nanoclay Inclusion on the Performance of Woven Carbon/Epoxy Composite LaminatesTextile Composite Forming Simulations
Readership: Engineers, graduate students and researchers interested in composite materials.
Key Features:Contains up-to-date content on woven composite materialsOnly book at present dedicated to woven composites that exists today