A Binary Model of Textile Composites .2. the Elastic Regime

TitleA Binary Model of Textile Composites .2. the Elastic Regime
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsXu, J, COX, BN, MCGLOCKTON, MA, Carter, WCraig
JournalActa Metallurgica Et Materialia
Pagination3511 - 3524
Date Published1995/09//

In a previous paper, a new model called the Binary Model was formulated to describe the behavior of textile composites with three-dimensional (3D) reinforcement. Here, detailed prescriptions are given for the constitutive laws of the computational elements in terms of the properties of the constituent materials and the geometry of the fiber reinforcement. The application studied is to woven composites with 3D interlock reinforcement. Predicted macroscopic elastic constants agree with experimental values without the use of adjustable parameters. The Binary Model also shows how the waviness of nominally straight tows in