X-ray tomography based finite element modelling of non-crIMP fabric based fibre composite
Paper i proceeding, 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

Fibre bundle structure


Glass fibre reinforced polymer


Kristine M. Jespersen

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)

Kanagawa Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (KISTEC)

Waseda University

Leif Asp

Chalmers, Industri- och materialvetenskap, Material- och beräkningsmekanik

Atsushi Hosoi

Waseda University

Hiroyuki Kawada

Waseda University

L. P. Mikkelsen

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)

ECCM 2018 - 18th European Conference on Composite Materials

9781510896932 (ISBN)

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


Teknisk mekanik

Pappers-, massa- och fiberteknik

Kompositmaterial och -teknik

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