Modelling and Simulating Textile Structures Using TexGen

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This paper provides an overview of TexGen, the open source software package for 3D modelling of textiles and their composites developed at the University of Nottingham. The underlying modelling theory is briefly discussed followed by descriptions of applications utilising TexGen in the fields of textile mechanics, textile composite mechanics and permeability. The limitations and further development of the approach are also considered.

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Rui Wang and Huawu Liu

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44-47

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H. Lin et al., "Modelling and Simulating Textile Structures Using TexGen", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 331, pp. 44-47, 2011

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September 2011

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