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Deepak Patel, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, USA:
“I was looking for some solutions for how to handle these kinds of textile composites with a lot of imperfections, and how to capture these details in the model. I evaluated a few other softwares, and Simpleware served the purpose of what we’re looking for: it’s very robust…it gives good quality meshes.”
Comparison between micro-CT setting parameters of different scales
Fibers segmentation in Simpleware ScanIP of tensile coupon
Two-piece failure due to weft fiber tows breakage
Final tensile failure of coupon
Final tensile failure of coupon (3D isometric view)