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.
Table of Contents
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
Prof. Izabela Luiza Ciesielska-Wrobel is a post-doctoral senior researcher at Ghent University, Department of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering, and was a visiting scholar at North Carolina State University, College of Textiles, Textile Performance and Comfort Center (known as TPACC). She obtained her master's degree in Textile Engineering at Lodz University of Technology in Poland, where, after completing her PhD studies and PhD defense in 2007, she continued her studies on comfort in textiles, including protective textiles as well as haptic perception of textiles as an assistant professor and adjunct. She has published more than 50 articles, including refereed papers and conference materials. She is a co-author of two patents. She is a beneficiary of two prestigious and competitive European grants, namely the Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship for Career Development (2010 – 2012) and the Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship (2014 – 2017). Currently, she lives in North Carolina, USA.