Finite Element Analysis Technique and its Application in Numerical Simulation of Knitted Fabric
The draping and buckling of knitted fabric is simulated based on the micro-mechanical constitutive model with full Lagrange finite element method under gravity load. The micro-constitutive model reveals the mechanical properties of fabric more elaborately, especially fabric has its own properties owing to its micro-knitted structure. In the finite element analysis, the knitted fabric sheet is discretized with 8-node shell elements and reduced-integration method is used. The simulated results are in good agreement with the experimental observations. The work provides a theoretical and technical basis for the development of the virtual trial system of garments.
Daoguo Yang, Tianlong Gu, Huaiying Zhou, Jianmin Zeng and Zhengyi Jiang
C. Y. Li and R. Wang, "Finite Element Analysis Technique and its Application in Numerical Simulation of Knitted Fabric", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 201-203, pp. 2567-2570, 2011