This paper presents the in-plane elastic properties of 2/2 twill weave, T300 carbon/epoxy, woven fabric composite plates, obtained by both finite element analysis and experiments. A micromechanical, three-dimensional (3D) finite element model of the single layer unit cell of a 2/2 twill weave fabric composite is built, and a homogenization process is implemented. A unit cell is chosen such that it encloses the characteristic periodic repeat pattern in the fabric weave. Detailed geometry together with construction procedures for this new model are developed by using ANSYS Parametric Design Language (APDL). In this respect, the scope for altering the weave and yarn parameters is facilitated. Standard tensile and rail shear tests with modifications are performed for this kind of woven fabric composite. Elastic mechanical properties determined by experiments are presented, and the finite element model is verified. Satisfactory correlation between the predicted and experimental results are obtained.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Composites Part B: Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 1998|
- A. Fabrics/textiles
- B. Mechanical properties
- C. Finite element analysis (FEA)