B. Verleye, R. Croce, M. Griebel, M. Klitz, S. Lomov, G. Morren, H. Sol,
I. Verpoest, and D. Roose.
Permeability of textile reinforcements: simulation, influence of
In Composites science and technology, volume 68, pages
2804-2810. Elsevier Applied Science Publishers, Oct. 2008.
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The permeability of textile reinforcements is a crucial input for the simulation of the impregnation stage of a composite material fabrication process. In this paper, we present a fast and accurate simulation method for the permeability of a textile reinforcement, based on a finite difference discretisation of the Stokes equations. Results for single layer, multi-layer and sheared models are discussed. The influence of intra-yarn flow and periodic or wall boundary conditions are considered. We compare the numerically computed permeability values with experimental data.