240 pages | 217 B/W Illus.
The aim of the book is to provide engineers with a practical guide to Finite Element Modelling (FEM) in Abaqus CAE software. The guide is in the form of step-by-step procedures concerning yarns, woven fabric and knitted fabrics modelling, as well as their contact with skin so that the simulation of haptic perception between textiles and skin can be provided. The specific modelling procedure will be proceeded by a theoretical background concerning mechanical characteristics of the modelled elements or phenomena. Models will be validated and discussed. In addition, virtual object tests results will be presented and compared to the outcome of the modelling process.
Chapter 1. Introduction to creation of geometry and modelling with Abaqus CAE
1.1 Textiles – why to model them?
1.2 Finite element analysis and finite element models.
1.3 Abaqus CAE and other software as tool for modelling.
Chapter 2. Basics of Abaqus CAE software
2.1 Creation of models – step-by-step.
Chapter 3. Modelling of fiber
3.1 Theoretical approach.
3.2 Finite Element Model of fiber.
Chapter 4. Haptic perception of objects
4.1. Objective and subjective hand evaluation-feeling the textiles against the skin.
4.2. Model of skin touching an object.
Chapter 5. Geometry of a knit structure
5.1. Knit structure
5.2. Guide for sketching a simplified loop
5.3. Guide for sketching a profiled loop