Recent Advances in Textile Composites- TEXCOMP 9

Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Textile Composites, October 13-15, 2008

Edited by: Suresh G. Advani and John W. Gillespie, Jr.


ISBN: 978-1-932978-81-7, 2008, 545 Pages, 6×9, soft cover


  • Nano-fibers, composites
  • Mechanical design, net-shape 3-D performs, elastic and failure behavior, modeling
  • Manufacturing, industrial applications in aeronautics, automotive, and armor

The ninth book in the TexComp series, this volume presents key research in textile composites. The book is divided into eleven (11) main topical areas of textile composite research, ranging from design to applications. New information is presented on manufacturing efficiencies, performance, and testing of two-dimensional and three-dimensional composites. Special attention is paid to emerging applications in airframe and military uses, e.g., ballistics.


TOPIC I–Textile Impregnation Technology and Applications

  • Influence of Textile Architectures on the Compaction and Saturated Permeability Spatial Variations
  • Experimental Determination of Permeability of Woven Fiber Glass during the Vacuum Induced Preform Relaxation (VIPR) Process
  • Development of 3D Woven, Resin Transfer Molded Fan Blades
  • Processing Technique to Impregnate Glass Fibre Mats for Textile Reinforced Cementitious Composites
  • Pseudo Reinforcement Effect of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes in Epoxy/Glass Fibre Hybrid Composites

TOPIC II–Advanced Processes Manufacturing

  • Meso-macro Approach for Textile Composite Forming Simulation
  • Stiffened Spherical Panels—Utilization of Modern Braiding Processes
  • Processing and Mechanical Properties of Pultruded Moldings with Braiding Technique
  • Robotic Preforming of Thick Near-Net Composites
  • Effects of Weaving on S-2 GlassTMTensile Strength Distribution
  • A Model to Describe Thermoplastic Resin Impregnation in a Unit Cell of a Fiber Tow within a Textile Preform

TOPIC III–Industrial Applications and Case Studies

  • Five-Axis Weaving—Technology for the Next Generations of Aircraft—Mechanical Performance of Multiaxis Weave Structures
  • Analysis of NCF-Preforms for Helicopters Composites Parts
  • Material Characterization of Non-Crimp Braided CFRP for Aeronautic Applications
  • Innovative Woven Spacer Preforms
  • Composite Rope

TOPIC IV–Finite Element Modeling of Textile Composites

  • The Source of Unrealistic Predictions of Damage Evolution in Textile Composites
  • FE Modelling of Textile Reinforced Composites and Comparison with Real Testing
  • Contribution to Multiscale Modeling of Textile Reinforced Composites
  • Meso-scale Modeling of Unbalanced Woven Composites
  • Effect of Free Edges on Stresses in Woven Composites
  • Mechanical Modelling of Monofilament Technical Textile Components
  • FEA of Textiles and Textile Composites: A Gallery
  • Effect of Voids on Elastic Properties of Real C/C Composites

TOPIC V–Textile Composites in Ballistics

  • Modeling the Material and Failure Response of Continuous Filament Fabrics for Use in Impact Applications
  • Prospects and Risks of Tailored Preforms for Advanced Composite Applications
  • Trellised Fabric Architectures for Improving the Ballistic Performance of Soft Body Armor
  • The Influence of Biaxial Stress States on the Stiffness of Glass Textile Reinforced Cementitious Composites
  • Experimental Investigation of Tow Pullout Behavior of Aramid Fabric

TOPIC VI–3D Textile Composites: Mechanical Behavior

  • Progressive Failure Modeling and Strength Predictions of 3-D Woven Composites
  • Modeling of the Geometry and Numerical Calculation of the Elasticity Parameters of 3D Braided Shapes
  • Microstructural Modeling of Three-Dimensional Woven Fiber Composites
  • Finite Element Modeling of Tow Geometry in 3D Woven Fabrics
  • Three-Dimensional Woven Composites for Automotive Applications

TOPIC VII–Temperature and 3D Effects

  • 3D Analysis of Textile Structures with High-Resolution Computed Tomography
  • Measurement and Modelling of In-Plane and Transverse Thermal Conductivity in Tape Prepreg, Non-Woven and Woven Textile Composites
  • Architecture Effects on Matrix Cracking for Low-Porosity 2D and 3D SiC/SiC Composites
  • Analysis of Thermal Conductivities of Three-Dimensionally Woven Fabric Composites
  • A Model for Stochastic Characterisation of the Mechanical Properties of Textile Composites
  • Experimental Research on Bending Influence on CFRP Tensile Specimen with Different Stitching Parameter using Optical Measuring Technologies
  • Unfolding of L-shape Specimens. Effect of the Out-of-Plane Fiber Proportion on the Strength

TOPIC VIII–3D Textile Composites: Manufacturing

  • Developments in Design, Manufacture and Use of 3D Woven Fabrics
  • Manufacture and Characterization of Extra-light 3D Hollow Textile Composites
  • 3-Dimensionally Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composite for High Speed Rotation
  • An Investigation on the Effect of 3D Weaving on Carbon Fibre Tows, Fabrics and Composites
  • Experimental Investigation and Behavior Modeling of a 3D Interlock Woven Fabric Composite: Part 1
  • Experimental Investigation and Behavior Modeling of a 3D Interlock Woven Fabric Composite: Part 2

TOPIC IX–Geometry and Mechanical Behavior of Dry Textiles and Preforms

  • General Definition of Warp Interlock Structures
  • Contribution to Formulate Bending Rigidity of Tensioned Yarn
  • Tow Visualisation in Woven Composites using X-Ray Computed Tomography
  • Particulate Methods for the Mechanics of Dry Textiles: Compaction of Yarn Assemblies
  • Identifying Sources of Variability in the Mechanical Performance of Resin Infused Textile Composites

TOPIC X–Mechanical Performance

  • Long-term Durability of Plain Weave Polymer Composites
  • Introduction to the Morphological Characterization of Composites Reinforced by Stitched Non-woven UD Laminate
  • Enhanced Mechanical Strength and Water Resistant of BFRP Composites Using Modified Bamboo Fibers
  • Generation for Circumferential Distribution of Braiding Angle on Cylindrical Tubular Braided Fabrics
  • Internal Structure and Mechanical Properties of Silk Crape Composite
  • Identification of a Damage Law for a 2,5D Woven C/C Composite using Displacement Fields

TOPIC XI–Numerical Methods and Simulations

  • Material Damping Simulation of Textile Composites by Finite Element Analysis
  • Simulating the Impact of Multi-Layer Fabric Targets using a Multi-Scale Model and the Finite Element Method
  • Simulation and Verification of Local and Global Forces Exerted on Rigid LCM Tools
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing Optimization of a Large Vessel through Simulation

Author Index


ISBN: 978-1-932978-81-7, 2008, 545 Pages, 6×9, soft cover


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