Finite element simulation of an auxetic plied yarn structure

Jifang Zeng, Haijian Cao, Hong Hu (Corresponding Author)

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Auxetic plied yarn is a novel type of yarn structure formed with two types of component yarns with different moduli. Although the effect of structural parameters on its negative Poisson's ratio behavior has been investigated by both experimental and geometrical analyses, the influence of material properties, including yarn tensile modulus and friction, has not been studied yet. In this work, these two factors are further investigated via finite element simulation. The finite element model is first created by using the commercial software ANSYS 15.0. Then, the simulation results are compared with the experimental and analytical data. Finally, the effects of the tilt angle of stiff yarn, yarn friction and tensile modulus are discussed. It is expected that the outcomes of this work would be useful to guide the design and fabrication of this type of auxetic yarn structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3394-3400
Number of pages7
JournalTextile Research Journal
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2019


  • auxetic plied yarn
  • deformation behavior
  • finite element model
  • negative Poisson's ratio

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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