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Modeling the geometric characteristics of five-dimensionally woven composites

Buchanan, S, Quinn, JP, McIlhagger, AT, Grigorash, A and Archer, E (2010) Modeling the geometric characteristics of five-dimensionally woven composites. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 29 (23). pp. 3475-3479. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1177/0731684410376331


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.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Engineering Composites
ID Code:15220
Deposited By: Dr Edward Archer
Deposited On:04 Jan 2011 08:59
Last Modified:09 Dec 2015 10:50

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