Numerical analysis of large deformation of cellular textile composites

R.H. Bao, T.X. Yu, P. Xue, Xiaoming Tao

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This paper presents finite element simulation and analysis of large deformation of a grid-domed textile composite, consisting of flat-topped conical cells, under quasi-static axial compression. Based on the experimental observation and previous theoretical analyses, a pair of transverse forces applied at the appropriate opposite positions of the conical shell wall is introduced as the initial imperfection to stimulate the diamond-pattern deformation-mode of an anisotropic cell. Detailed geometric changes at the cell-top and cell-bottom are modelled to simulate the contact conditions of the displacement-controlled axial compression process in the experiments. The FE simulation results are found in good agreement with experimental results and theoretical analyses in deformation-mode and load-carrying capacity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication[Missing Source Name from PIRA]
Publication statusPublished - 2001
EventAsian Textile Conference [ATC] -
Duration: 1 Jan 2001 → …


ConferenceAsian Textile Conference [ATC]
Period1/01/01 → …


  • Flat-topped conical shell
  • Cellular textile composite
  • Energy absorption capacity
  • Finite element simulation


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