Mechanics of Fibrous Networks

Mechanics of Fibrous Networks

1st Edition - February 19, 2022

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  • Editor: Vadim Silberschmidt
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128222089
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128222072

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Mechanics of Fibrous Networks covers everything there is to know about the mechanics of fibrous networks, from basic analysis of simple networks to the characterization of complex cases of deformation, loading, damage and fracture. Looking at various types of fibrous materials, the book studies their microstructural characterization, quantification of their mechanical properties, and performance at fiber and network levels. In addition, the book outlines numerical strategies for simulation, design and optimization of fibrous products. Techniques for testing the mechanical response of these materials in different loading and environmental conditions are outlined as well. This comprehensive resource will aid readers in obtaining qualitative data for various fibrous networks. In addition, it will help them develop modeling strategies and fine-tune mechanical performance fibrous networks and products by changing their microstructure to develop new products with desired properties and performance.

Key Features

  • Discusses all the main features and characteristics of fibrous networks, including their microstructural characterization, quantification of their mechanical properties, and performance at the fiber and network level
  • Covers both basic analysis of simple networks as well as complex cases of deformation, loading, damage and fracture of fibrous networks
  • Outlines advanced numerical schemes for simulation, design and optimization of various fibrous materials

Readership

Academic researchers, students, and engineers/material scientists in the fields of mechanics of materials, biomechanics, materials science, and textile, polymer, and paper engineering

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • 1: Mechanics of fibrous networks: Basic behaviour
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgement
  • 1.1: Introduction
  • 1.2: Numerical investigations
  • 1.3: Results and discussion
  • 1.4: Conclusions
  • References
  • 2: Micromechanics of nonwoven materials
  • Abstract
  • 2.1: Introduction
  • 2.2: Theory of fibre–fibre contacts
  • 2.3: Tensile properties of nonwoven materials
  • 2.4: Compression properties of nonwoven materials
  • 2.5: Shear properties of nonwoven materials
  • 2.6: Summary and future outlook
  • References
  • 3: Generalised continuum mechanics of random fibrous media
  • Abstract
  • 3.1: Introduction
  • 3.2: Model
  • 3.3: Identification of 2D continuum equivalent moduli based on couple-stress and second gradient theories
  • 3.4: Wave propagation analysis
  • 3.5: Conclusion
  • References
  • 4: Stochastic constitutive model of thin fibre networks
  • Abstract
  • 4.1: Introduction
  • 4.2: Micromechanical simulation of thin random networks
  • 4.3: Mathematical theory of random spatial fields
  • 4.4: Stochastic characterisation and continuum realisation of fibre network
  • 4.5: Summary
  • References
  • 5: Numerical models of random fibrous networks
  • Abstract
  • 5.1: Introduction
  • 5.2: Fundamental concepts of fibrous networks
  • 5.3: Numerical modelling of fibrous networks
  • 5.4: Finite element simulations
  • 5.5: Conclusion
  • References
  • 6: Computational homogenisation of three-dimensional fibrous materials
  • Abstract
  • 6.1: Introduction
  • 6.2: Microscale: Fibres and fibre interactions
  • 6.3: Mesoscale: Fibre networks
  • 6.4: Mesoscale to macroscale: Computational homogenisation
  • 6.5: Case studies: Effects of fibre volume fraction and orientation variations
  • 6.6: Conclusions
  • References
  • 7: Elasto-plastic behaviour of three-dimensional stochastic fibre networks
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgement
  • 7.1: Introduction
  • 7.2: Micromechanics models
  • 7.3: Elastic behaviours
  • 7.4: Plastic behaviours
  • 7.5: Conclusion
  • References
  • 8: Hygro-mechanics of fibrous networks: A comparison between micro-scale modelling approaches
  • Abstract
  • 8.1: Introduction
  • 8.2: Two-dimensional lattice model
  • 8.3: Two-dimensional random network model
  • 8.4: Three-dimensional lattice model
  • 8.5: Results
  • 8.6: Conclusions
  • References
  • 9: Deformation and damage of random fibrous networks
  • Abstract
  • 9.1: Introduction
  • 9.2: Experimentation
  • 9.3: Numerical investigations
  • 9.4: Results and discussions
  • 9.5: Conclusions
  • References
  • 10: Time-dependent statistical failure of fibre networks: Distributions, size scaling, and effects of disorders
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgements
  • 10.1: Introduction
  • 10.2: Formulation of time-dependent statistical failures of a single fibre
  • 10.3: Formulation of time-dependent statistical failure of fibre network – Theoretical consideration
  • 10.4: Monte-Carlo simulations of creep failures of fibre network
  • 10.5: Experimental determination of the material parameters
  • 10.6: Concluding remarks
  • References
  • 11: Ballistic response of needlepunched nonwovens
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgements
  • 11.1: Introduction
  • 11.2: Experimental characterisation
  • 11.3: Numerical simulation
  • 11.4: Case study 1: Ballistic response of hybrid nonwoven/woven targets
  • 11.5: Case study 2: Ballistic response of multilayered metal/nonwoven shields
  • 11.6: Conclusions
  • References
  • 12: Numerical analysis of the mechanical behaviour of an entangled cross-linked fibrous network
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgement
  • 12.1: Introduction
  • 12.2: Modelling of the entangled fibrous networks
  • 12.3: Numerical generation of a fibre network
  • 12.4: Numerical analysis of compressive stiffness of a cross-linked fibrous material
  • 12.5: Conclusion
  • References
  • 13: Mechanics of interactions of F-actin and vimentin networks
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgement
  • 13.1: Introduction
  • 13.2: Formalism of nonlinear elasticity with phase transitions
  • 13.3: Results
  • 13.4: Discussion and conclusions
  • References
  • 14: Effect of interfibre bonding on mechanical behaviour of electrospun fibrous mats
  • Abstract
  • 14.1: Introduction
  • 14.2: Effect of interfibre bonding on mechanical properties of electrospun mats and methods to enhance the interfibre bonding
  • 14.3: Mechanical simulation of interfibre bonding in fibrous mats
  • 14.4: Summary and future perspective
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 380
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: February 19, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128222089
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128222072

About the Editor

Vadim Silberschmidt

Professor Vadim Silberschmidt is Chair of Mechanics of Materials, ICoVIS Director, and Head of the Mechanics of Advanced Materials Research Group, Loughborough University, United Kingdom. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier book series Mechanics of Advanced Materials. He is also Associate Editor and/or serves on the board of a number of renowned journals. He has co-authored six research monographs and more than 620 peer-reviewed scientific papers on mechanics and micromechanics of deformation, damage, and fracture in advanced materials under various conditions.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Chair of Mechanics of Materials, ICoVIS Director, and Head of the Mechanics of Advanced Materials Research Group, Loughborough University, UK

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  • Boxuan C. Mon Mar 14 2022

    Very insightful work

    The book provides detailed information about the fibrous networks.