Modeling Woven Structures
WeaveGeo can be used to design and generate 3D models of regular woven structures, including textiles, carbon fiber reinforced plastics and wire meshes within minutes.
Material properties can then be simulated using one of the GeoDict modules for Digital Material Analysis and design parameters can be optimized based on the results, often within a few days.
WeaveGeo supports both mono- and multifilament yarns, including ropes and random fiber bundles. Mutual deformation of weft- and wrap-yarns can be controlled by assigning a stiffness to materials.
WeavGeo contains several sub-modules for designing different types of weaves. For the most common types of weave-patterns, simplified user interfaces are provided which allow for the rapid design of these types of structures. These include Plain-, Twill- and Satin-Weaves.
More complex (including multi-layer) designs can be realized using the FreeWeave sub-moduls, which allows you to enter custom bindings using weave diagrams. Several pre-defined settings are included which highlight the capabilities of WeaveGeo and can be used as a starting point for your own designs.
- The GeoDict Base package is needed for basic functionality.
- ExportGeo-CAD: Export of 3D structures modeled with WeaveGeo as surface triangulation (*.slt) for CAD programs
- ExportGeo-Abaqus und ExportGeo-Fluent: Export of 3D structures modeled with WeaveGeo as simulations with Fluent / Abaqus
- The physical behavior of materials generated with WeaveGeo can be predicted using the application-relevant GeoDict modules for Simulation & Prediction.