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Advances in 3D Textiles by Xiaogang Chen

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Hollow three-dimensional woven fabrics

X. Chen    The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Abstract

Hollow woven fabrics are a variety of woven structures that can be produced based on the conventional weaving principle. The hollow fabrics started to attract attention as lightweight high-performance materials because demand for them has increased for various applications. This chapter introduces the classification of hollow woven fabrics and their structural attributes, describes the possible routes of manufacture for different types of hollow fabrics, explains the most attractive properties and potential applications, and discusses the geometrical modelling and techniques used in finite element analysis of this type of structure. Hollow ...

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