Fibers and Polymers

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 123–128 | Cite as

Modeling of anisotropic creep behavior of coated textile membranes

  • Woong-Ryeol Yu
  • Min Sun Kim
  • Joon Seok Lee


The present study aims at characterizing and modeling the anisotropic creep behavior of coated textile membrane, a class of flexible textile composites that are used for moderate span enclosures (roofs and air-halls). The objective is to develop a creep model for predicting the lifetime of coated textile membrane. Uniaxial creep tests were conducted on three off-axis coupon specimens to obtain the directional creep compliance. A potential with three parameters is shown to be adequate for modeling the anisotropic creep behavior of coated textile membrane. Furthermore, a possibility of predicting the creep deformation of coated textile membrane in a multi-axial stress state is discussed using the three-parameter potential.


Creep Anisotropy Multi-axial stress Textile Coated membrane 


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© The Korean Fiber Society 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Woong-Ryeol Yu
    • 1
  • Min Sun Kim
    • 2
    • 1
  • Joon Seok Lee
    • 3
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringSeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.Textile Research TeamKorea Institute of Industrial TechnologyCheonanKorea
  3. 3.School of TextilesYeungnam UniversityGyeongsanKorea

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