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Analytical elastic stiffness model for 3D woven orthogonal interlock composites

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Buchanan, S, Grigorash, A, Archer, E, McIlhagger, AT and Quinn, JP (2010) Analytical elastic stiffness model for 3D woven orthogonal interlock composites. Composites Science and Technology, 70 . pp. 1597-1604. [Journal article]

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Abstract

This research presents the development of an analytical model to predict the elastic stiffness performanceof orthogonal interlock bound 3D woven composites as a consequence of altering the weaving parametersand constituent material types.The present approach formulates expressions at the micro level with the aim of calculating more representativevolume fractions of a group of elements to the layer. The rationale in representing the volumefractions within the unit cell more accurately was to improve the elastic stiffness predictions comparedto existing analytical modelling approaches.The models developed in this work show good agreement between experimental data and improvementon existing predicted values by models published in literature.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Engineering Composites
ID Code:14793
Deposited By:Dr Edward Archer
Deposited On:10 Aug 2010 09:17
Last Modified:09 May 2011 09:43

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