Influence of tension–shear coupling on draping of plain weave fabrics
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Although tension–shear coupling of weave fabrics in large deformation has been observed in experiments, most constitutive models for weave fabrics often ignore this coupling effect for simplicity. In this paper, a nonlinear anisotropic hyperelastic constitutive model is proposed to consider this tension–shear coupling effect. Draping experiments of a plain weave fabric over a tetrahedron mold are carried out to validate the proposed coupling constitutive model. Subsequently, the influences of tension–shear coupling on draping processes are investigated. Numerical simulation results indicate that the tension–shear coupling effect significantly changes fiber reorientation during draping process, which makes shear deformation tend to be uniform and reduces the local shear deformation concentration and should not be neglected in woven fabric stamping with salient double curvatures.
The supports from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 11172171) and the Ph.D. Programs Foundation of Ministry of Education of China (No. 20130073110054) are gratefully acknowledged.
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