The strength of composite tubes, which consist of a plastic or rubber matrix and are wrapped with a textile structure, can also be simulated. In addition, simulation of the impregnation process of a textile is possible. The applied layer can, for example, be located between two plastic layers or it can be applied from the outside.
Simulating Loads on Textile Reinforced Composites
When applying loads, it is particularly important to consider the textile and plastic behavior separately, to include their interaction and to consider proper strength models, as well as all the scales involved, down to the yarn contacts. In this way, the effect of forces on a composite material can be better understood. Further, it is important to understand the effects of ultimate failure of a tube. With this knowledge, one can optimize the tube design at all scales.