It is a very important and complex task to estimate the thermo-elastic properties of a textile structural composite. The finite element method (FEM) was used to forecast the orthotropic thermo-elastic properties of a composite reinforced by glass fiber knitted fabric. In order to define the final 3-D configuration of the loop reinforcing structure, the interactions between the adjacent loops, the large displacement and the contact elements without friction were considered. The values predicted were compared with the experimental results.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Southeast University (English Edition)|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2003|
- Knitted structure
- Textile composite
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