Computational modelling and homogenization of technical textiles

Fillep S, Mergheim J, Steinmann P (2013)

Publication Language: English

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2013


Publisher: Elsevier

Book Volume: 50

Pages Range: 68-73

DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2013.01.025


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.

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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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