Large deformation modelling of tight woven fabric under high air pressure

Xiao, Xueliang and Long, Andrew and Lin, Hua and Zeng, Xuesen (2015) Large deformation modelling of tight woven fabric under high air pressure. Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics, 10 (1). pp. 63-74.


Technical textiles used in airbag are usually in tight structure and subject to high air pressure in through- thickness direction. The pressure can deform fabric with changing its properties such as porosity and air permeability. This paper proposes an analytical approach to predict the out-of-plane deformation of tight fabric by analogy with membrane deformation. The model integrates the energies happened on the deformed fabric, that is, fabric strain energy, bending energy, and external work done. The fabric deformation can be predicted by minimizing the total fabric energy. The prediction was validated by experiment for fabric profile and the maximum displacement, and a good agreement was found for the cases of two typical fabrics. A sensitivity study shows that Young’s modulus and Poisson’s ratio can affect the fabric deformation significantly.

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Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2017 03:13
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2017 03:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: analytical approach; bending energies; fabric deformations; maximum displacement; out-of-plane deformations; sensitivity studies; technical textiles; through-thickness; strength of building baterials; mechanical properties; strength of building materials; test equipment and methods; atmospheric properties; textile products and processing; mechanics
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0901 Aerospace Engineering > 090102 Aerospace Materials
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4001 Aerospace engineering > 400101 Aerospace materials
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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