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A novel criterion for the prediction of meso-scale defects in textile preforming

Matveev, Mikhail Y.; Endruweit, Andreas; De Focatiis, Davide S.A.; Long, Andrew C.; Warrior, Nicholas A.


Mikhail Y. Matveev

Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Nicholas A. Warrior


© 2019 The Authors In numerical simulations of reinforcement preforming, fabrics are often modelled using continuum approaches with homogenised material properties in order to reduce the computational costs. To predict the occurrence of meso-scale defects, in particular when membrane finite elements are used for modelling, a novel wrinkling criterion is proposed here. This criterion relates the onset of reinforcement buckling to material and process parameters. It is demonstrated that the criterion correctly predicts the occurrence of meso-scale defects and is more accurate than criteria based on a constant shear locking angle or critical strain for the defect onset, which do not to take into account local processing conditions such as friction or normal pressure.


Matveev, M. Y., Endruweit, A., De Focatiis, D. S., Long, A. C., & Warrior, N. A. (2019). A novel criterion for the prediction of meso-scale defects in textile preforming. Composite Structures, 226,

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 26, 2019
Online Publication Date Jul 26, 2019
Publication Date Oct 15, 2019
Deposit Date Aug 5, 2019
Publicly Available Date Aug 5, 2019
Journal Composite Structures
Print ISSN 0263-8223
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 226
Article Number 111263
Keywords Civil and Structural Engineering; Ceramics and Composites
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