The present paper describes the application of the finite element technique to simulate large fabric deformations in case of a rectangular cantilever. The fabric is simulated using a degenerated isoparametric curved shell element with 8 nodes. The cantilever is considered as a special case of a three dimensional shell structure. The finite element formulation takes into account nonlinear material properties of fabrics. Simulation of woven fabric cantilevers is made and the results are compared with the test results to examine the effectiveness of the finite element approach.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Dong Hua University (English Edition)|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Polymers and Plastics
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering