Parametric code for generation of finite-element model of nonwovens accounting for orientation distribution of fibres
Article first published online: 13 MAR 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Volume 94, Issue 5, pages 441–453, 04 May 2013
How to Cite
Sabuncuoglu, B., Acar, M. and Silberschmidt, V. V. (2013), Parametric code for generation of finite-element model of nonwovens accounting for orientation distribution of fibres. Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng., 94: 441–453. doi: 10.1002/nme.4453
- Issue published online: 22 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 13 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 2 NOV 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 6 AUG 2012
- Manuscript Received: 14 JUN 2012
- finite-element method;
A novel finite-element modelling code developed to investigate the structural behaviour of nonwoven materials is presented. The technique allows modelling of a nonwoven fabric as a continuous–discontinuous medium with a given pattern of bond points and a large number of constituent fibres with arbitrary orientation distribution. The parametric feature of the code provides automatic modelling of nonwoven materials according to design parameters in a very efficient way. The effect of fibre length is also included for the first time in a finite element model of a nonwoven. The developed code is very flexible and it is possible to be extended to further studies such as damage behaviour.Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.