Computational modelling and homogenization of technical textiles

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Fillep S, Mergheim J, Steinmann P
Journal: Engineering Structures
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2013
Volume: 50
Pages range: 68-73
ISSN: 0141-0296
Language: English


This contribution presents a multiscale homogenization method to model technical textiles. On the macroscopic level textiles are characterized by a large area-to-thickness ratio, such that a discretization with shell elements is numerically efficient. The material behavior is strongly influenced by the heterogeneous (e.g. woven) microstructure. This is explicitly modelled by means of a volumetric microsample, and a homogenization scheme is applied to transfer the microscopic response to the macrolevel. Theoretical aspects are discussed and a numerical example for periodic textile structures is given. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Fillep, Sebastian
Lehrstuhl für Technische Mechanik
Mergheim, Julia PD Dr.
Professur für Computational Mechanics
Steinmann, Paul Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Technische Mechanik

How to cite

Fillep, S., Mergheim, J., & Steinmann, P. (2013). Computational modelling and homogenization of technical textiles. Engineering Structures, 50, 68-73.

Fillep, Sebastian, Julia Mergheim, and Paul Steinmann. "Computational modelling and homogenization of technical textiles." Engineering Structures 50 (2013): 68-73.


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