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Present State of the Art of Composite Fabric Forming: Geometrical and Mechanical Approaches
Charles Delaunay Institute-Project GAMMA3, University of Technology of Troyes, 12 rue Marie- Curie, BP 2060, 10010 Troyes, France
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Received: 21 October 2009; in revised form: 5 November 2009 / Accepted: 12 November 2009 / Published: 17 November 2009
Abstract: Continuous fibre reinforced composites are now firmly established engineering materials for the manufacture of components in the automotive and aerospace industries. In this respect, composite fabrics provide flexibility in the design manufacture. The ability to define the ply shapes and material orientation has allowed engineers to optimize the composite properties of the parts. The formulation of new numerical models for the simulation of the composite forming processes must allow for reduction in the delay in manufacturing and an optimization of costs in an integrated design approach. We propose two approaches to simulate the deformation of woven fabrics: geometrical and mechanical approaches.
Keywords: composite fabric; finite deformation; geometrical approach; FEM; draping and deep-drawing processes
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Cherouat, A.; Borouchaki, H. Present State of the Art of Composite Fabric Forming: Geometrical and Mechanical Approaches. Materials 2009, 2, 1835-1857.
Cherouat A, Borouchaki H. Present State of the Art of Composite Fabric Forming: Geometrical and Mechanical Approaches. Materials. 2009; 2(4):1835-1857.
Cherouat, Abel; Borouchaki, Houman. 2009. "Present State of the Art of Composite Fabric Forming: Geometrical and Mechanical Approaches." Materials 2, no. 4: 1835-1857.