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Title: Mechanical Properties of Plain Weave Composite Materials
Author(s): Amado-George Ştefan   Ciprian Larco   Clement Cabos         

Abstract: The aim of this work is to develop accurate finite element models of plain weave fabrics to determine their mechanical properties. The geometric models needed for finite element discretization of the plain weave fabrics are developed for glass-epoxy plain-weave reinforced laminate for which experimental data is available in the literature. These include single lamina composites from three sources, as well as laminates in iso-phase and out-of-phase configurations. There are presented the procedures to determine the elastic moduli using iso-strain and classical lamination theory.

Keywords: composite, plain weave, stiffness, elastic modulus.


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