Through-thickness permeability modelling of woven fabric under out-of-plane deformation

Xiao, Xueliang and Long, Andrew and Zeng, Xuesen (2014) Through-thickness permeability modelling of woven fabric under out-of-plane deformation. Journal of Materials Science, 49 (21). pp. 7563-7574. ISSN 0022-2461

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When a woven fabric is subject to a normal uniform loading, its properties such as tightness and through-thickness permeability are both altered, which relates to the fabric out-of-plane deformation (OPD) and dynamic permeability (DP). In this article, fabric OPD is analytically modelled through an energy minimisation method, and corresponding fabric DP is established as the function of loading and fabric-deformed structure. The total model shows the permeability a decrease for tight fabric and an increase for loose fabric when the uniform loading increases. This is verified experimentally by fabric OPD, static and dynamic permeabilities. Experimental tests for both permeabilities showed good agreement with the corresponding predictions, indicating the fact that tight fabric becomes denser and loose fabric gets more porous during OPD. A sensitivity study showed that an increase of fabric Young's modulus or a decrease of fabric test radius both lead to an increase of DP for tight fabric and opposite for loose fabric. The critical fabric porosity and thickness were found for inflexion of fabric DP trend during the OPD, which contributes to the optimum design of interlacing structure applied to protective textiles and composites.

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Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2017 02:45
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2017 01:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: dynamic permeability; energy minimisation; out-of-plane deformations; protective textiles; sensitivity studies; through-thickness permeability; uniform loading; strength of building materials; mechanical properties; textile products and processing; materials science
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091205 Functional Materials
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401605 Functional materials
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
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