Modelling the geometry of textile reinforcements for composites: TexGen

A.C. Long and L.P. Brown,     University of Nottingham, UK


This chapter provides an overview of TexGen, the open source software package for 3D modelling of textiles and their composites developed at the University of Nottingham. The modular design of the cross-platform software and its modules (Core, Renderer, Export, Python Interface and Graphical User Interface) are described. The underlying modelling theory is then discussed, followed by descriptions of applications utilising TexGen in the fields of textile mechanics, textile composite mechanics and permeability. Finally, future developments, including further automation of the modelling process, improvements ...

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