Towards an efficient two-scale approach to model technical textiles

Fillep S, Mergheim J, Steinmann P (2017)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2017


Book Volume: 59

Pages Range: 385-401

Journal Issue: 3

DOI: 10.1007/s00466-016-1354-3


The paper proposes and investigates an efficient two-scale approach to describe the material behavior of technical textiles. On the macroscopic scale the considered textile materials are modeled as homogeneous by means of shell elements. The heterogeneous microstructure, which consists e.g. of woven fibers, is explicitly resolved in representative volume elements (RVE). A shell-specific homogenization scheme is applied to connect the macro and the micro scale. The simultaneous solution of the macroscopic and the nonlinear microscopic simulations, e.g. by means of the FE2-method, is very expensive. Therefore, a different approach is applied here: the macro constitutive response is computed in advance and tabulated for a certain RVE and for different loading scenarios. These homogenized stress and tangent values are then used in a macroscopic simulation without the need to explicitly resort to the microscopic simulations. The efficiency of the approach is analyzed by means of numerical examples.

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Fillep, S., Mergheim, J., & Steinmann, P. (2017). Towards an efficient two-scale approach to model technical textiles. Computational Mechanics, 59(3), 385-401.


Fillep, Sebastian, Julia Mergheim, and Paul Steinmann. "Towards an efficient two-scale approach to model technical textiles." Computational Mechanics 59.3 (2017): 385-401.

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