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Quantification of mesoscale variability and geometrical reconstruction of a textile

Gommer, Frank; Brown, Louise P.; Brooks, Richard


Frank Gommer

Richard Brooks


Automated image analysis of textile surfaces allowed determination and quantification of intrinsic yarn path variabilities in a 2/2 twill weave during the lay-up process. The yarn paths were described in terms of waves and it was found that the frequencies are similar in warp and weft directions and hardly affected by introduced yarn path deformations. The most significant source of fabric variability was introduced during handling before cutting. These resulting systematic deformations will need to be considered when designing or analysing a composite component. An automated method for three dimensional reconstruction of the analysed lay-up was implemented in TexGen which will allow virtual testing of components in the future.


Gommer, F., Brown, L. P., & Brooks, R. (2015). Quantification of mesoscale variability and geometrical reconstruction of a textile. Journal of Composite Materials,

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 20, 2015
Deposit Date Dec 16, 2015
Publicly Available Date Dec 16, 2015
Journal Journal of Composite Materials
Print ISSN 0021-9983
Electronic ISSN 1530-793X
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Fabrics/textiles, defects, statistical properties/methods, resin transfer moulding, image analysis, geometric reconstruction
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