X-ray tomography based finite element modelling of non-crIMP fabric based fibre composite
Paper in proceedings, 2020

The current study presents a workflow to import a fibre bundle structure of a non-crimp fabric based fibre composite obtained by X-ray CT to a solvable 3D model in the finite element software ABAQUS. The considered fibre composite is similar to that used for the load carrying parts of wind turbine blades, and each layer of the non-crimp fabric contains fibre bundles oriented in the 0◦, 90◦, and ±45◦ directions. The 3D fibre bundle geometry is first segmented in the software AVIZO and then imported to Geomagic Wrap where the geometry is smoothened and converted into a nurbs surface that can be imported into ABAQUS. The resulting stress distribution is qualitatively compared to previous experimental observations and discussed.

Finite element method

Glass fibre reinforced polymer

Micro-tomography

Fibre bundle structure

Author

Kristine M. Jespersen

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Kanagawa Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (KISTEC)

Waseda University

Leif Asp

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Material and Computational Mechanics

Atsushi Hosoi

Waseda University

Hiroyuki Kawada

Waseda University

L. P. Mikkelsen

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

ECCM 2018 - 18th European Conference on Composite Materials

18th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2018
Athens, Greece,

Subject Categories

Applied Mechanics

Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology

Composite Science and Engineering

ISBN

9781510896932

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