Finite Element Analysis and Calculation of Tongue-Tearing Process of Woven Fabric
Tearing is a common failure type during the service life of woven fabric. In this paper, tongue-tearing strength of a tight twill-woven fabric with weave structure of was tested on the Material Test System (MTS810.23). A Finite Element (FE) model was developed with FE simulation software ABAQUS based on the geometrical characteristics of the woven fabric. With this meso-modeling method, the whole tongue-tearing process was dynamically displayed. Tearing strength and failure morphologies were compared between FE simulation and experiment result, and good agreements were found. Also, a mesh scheme independent research was conducted for this FE model.
Qi Luo and Yuanzhi Wang
P. Wang and B. Z. Sun, "Finite Element Analysis and Calculation of Tongue-Tearing Process of Woven Fabric", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 181-182, pp. 443-448, 2011