Influence of voids presence on mechanical properties of 3D textile composites

Y. Chen, D. Vasiukov, C. H. Park

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Presence of the voids in final part made of textile reinforced materials is one of the main process-induced type of defects, which is governed by a set of manufacturing parameters. This work focuses on investigating the effect of voids on mechanical properties of the 3D textile reinforced composites. This study includes the following steps: manufacturing of composite plates with RTM process, mechanical analysis, and multi-scale material modeling. The internal structure has been characterized from μCT scans and scanning electron microscopy observations. The influences of micro- (intra-yarn) and meso- (inter-yarn) porosities are discussed. Anisotropic damage model has been implemented into Fast Fourier Transform solver for simulation of nonlinear response of the 3D interlock composite. Analysis includes the averaged stresses in different material phases (warp, weft, and matrix) and local concentration of stress/damage field near voids.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012006
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sept 2018
Event13th International Conference on Textile Composites, TEXCOMP 2018 - Milan, Italy
Duration: 17 Sept 201819 Sept 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The Nord-Pas-de-Calais Region and the European Community (FEDER funds) partly funds the X-ray tomography equipment ISIS4D platform (LML/LaMcube, France). The authors want to thank Lionel GELEBART from CEA Saclay for fruitful discussions and helps on AMITEX. Prof. S.V. Lomov who coordinates the Composite Materials Group and holds Toray Chair for Composite Materials @ KU Leuven is gratefully acknowledged.

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© Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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