Programme

8th World Conference on 3D Fabrics and Their Applications

Conference Programme

Sackville Street Building, North Campus, The University of Manchester, M1 3BB


Day 0 Day 1 Day 2 Poster Session

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Day 0: 27 March 2018

15:30 Registration, Entrance Hall, James Lighthill Building

Visit to the Northwest Composite Centre and the Textile Processing Labs


Day 1: 28 March 2018

08:00 Registration, Room C1, Sackville Street Building

Welcome Session, Room C53

08:25 Introduction to Conference – Dr Xiaogang Chen, Co-Chair of the Conference, TexEng Software Ltd, The University of Manchester, UK

08:30 Welcome Speech and Conference Opening – Prof William Sampson, Head of School of Materials, The University of Manchester, UK

08:40 Researches in 3D Textiles and Composites at Manchester – Professor Constantinos Soutis, Co-Chair of Conference, Director of NWCC, The University of Manchester, UK

Plenary Session – 1: Keynote Speeches (40 min each), Room C53

Session Chairman: Professor Constantinos Soutis, Co-Chair of Conference, Director of NWCC, The University of Manchester, UK

09:20 Philippe Boisse, INSA Lyon, France, The need to use generalized continuum mechanics to model forming of 3D textile composite reinforcements

10:00 Kadir Bilisik, Erciyes University, Turkey, Fracture Toughness (Mode-I) of Para-aramid/Phenolic Nano Preform Composites

10:40 Coffee Break

Parallel Session A: Development of 3D Fabrics – 1, Room C53

Session Chairman: Professor Kadir Bilisik, Erciyes University, Turkey

11:00 Alice Snape, AMRC, University of Sheffield, UK, Stabilising and trimming 3D woven fabrics for composite preforming applications

11:20 Kristina Simonis, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, 3D formed knitted fabrics by large circular knitting machines

11:40 Hassan Saeed, Technical University of Dresden, Germany, ‘Spacer stitching’, an innovative sewing technology for improved thermal insulation and technical textile applications

12:00 Jonathan Levesque, Groupe CTT, Canada, Thickness prediction of 3D woven preform

Parallel Session B: 3D Fabrics and Applications – 1, Room C9

Session Chairman: Mr Brian McCarthy, TexEng Software Ltd and Knowledge Transfer Network, UK

11:00 Veerakumar Arumugam, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic, Critical mechanical properties of 3D knitted spacer fabrics

11:20 Helene Moustacas, MssMAt – Centrale Supelec, France, Finite element simulation of carbon tows transverse compression: influence of disorder within the filament assembly

11:40 Yanyan Chu, Zhongyuan University of Technology, China, Numerical and experimental investigation of inter-yarn friction in UHMWPE fabrics subjected to ballistic impacts

12:00 Jane Howarth, University of Bolton, UK, Design characteristics for a sustainable, innovative exhaust media for the global automotive industry

12:20 Lunch

Plenary Session – 2: Keynote Speeches (40 min each), Room C53

Session Chairman: Professor Philippe Boisse, INSA Lyon, France

14:00 François Boussu, ENSAIT, France, Comparison of mechanical performance of 3D warp interlock fabrics

14:40 Stepan Lomov, KU Leuven, Belgium, Modelling damage in 3D woven composites based on µCT-captured geometry

15:20 Tea Break

Parallel Session C: Development of 3D Fabrics – 2, Room C53

Session Chairmen: Dr. Özgür Demircan, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey; Dr Anura Fernando, The University of Manchester, UK

15:40 Philipp Schegner, Technical University of Dresden, Germany, Technology development for direct weaving of complex 3D nodal structures

16:00 Carole Bessette, ENSISA, France, Warp yarn damages prediction due to evolution of yarn tension during 3D weaving process

16:20 Philipp Huber, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, Self-reinforced 3D-biopolymer composites – manufacturing process and possible applications

16:40 Shiyan Lu, Zhongyuan University of Technology, China, Design and development of three-dimensional woven fabrics with stab resistance

17:00 Zhongwei Zhang, University of Manchester, UK, In-situ observations of morphologies and fractures in mini-composites with different interfaces under tension load by synchrotron X-ray computed tomography

Parallel Session D: 3D Fabrics and Applications – 2, Room C9

Session Chairperson: Dr Louise Brown, University of Nottingham, UK; Dr Matt Scott, National Composite Centre, Bristol, UK

15:40 Özgür Demircan, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey, Effect of integration of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on the mechanical properties of thermoset composites reinforced with 3D biaxial warp-knitted fabrics

16:00 Tim Bolle, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, Biaxial mechanical evaluation of warp-knitted spacer fabrics as a component for myochardial patches

16:20 Ghanshyam Neje, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India, Compression properties of spacer fabric composites with different cell shapes

16:40 Lila Maciel, Heriot-Watt University, UK, Knitting with 3D effects as porous materials for sound absorption

17:00 Gaye Kaya, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Turkey, Impact behaviour of Z-fibre reinforced carbon/epoxy composites

17:20 End of Day 1 presentations

18:30 Conference dinner – Middle Kingdom Chinese Restaurant (TBF)


Day 2: 29 March 2018

Plenary Session – 3: Keynote Speeches (40 min each), Room C53

Session Chairman: Professor François Boussu, ENSAIT, France

09:00 Bijoy Behera, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India, Mechanics of 3D fabrics and composites

09:40 Yordan Kyosev, Hochschule Niederrhein – University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Numerical modelling of braiding process with paths changing of the yarn carriers

10:20 Coffee Break and Poster Session

Parallel Session E: 3D Fabrics and Applications – 3, Room C53

Session Chairman: Professor Stepan Lomov, KU Leuven, Belgium

11:00 Martin Kolloch, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, Recent developments in the field of oxide ceramic fiber composites (OFC) with three-dimensional reinforcement structure

11:20 Yanfei Yang, Zhongyuan University of Technology, China, Ballistic responses of aramid fabrics and ultra high molecular weight polyethylene uni-directional laminates

11:40 Özgür Demircan, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey, Effect of various matrix types on mechanical properties of thermoplastic composites reinforced with 3D biaxial warp-knitted fabrics

12:00 Longxin Gu, Donghua University, China, Finite element analysis of mechanical property of auxetic structures

Parallel Session F: Modelling of 3D Textiles – 1, Room C9

Session Chairman: Professor Yordan Kyosev, Hochschule Niederrhein – University of Applied Sciences, Germany

11:00 Ying Wang, University of Manchester, UK, A finite element and experimental analysis of composite T-joints used in wind turbine blades 

11:20 Raj Ramgulam, Albany Engineered Composites Inc., USA, Weaving process simulation of 3D woven carbon fabrics

11:40 Oliver Weeger, Singapore University of Technology of Design, Singapore, Towards a digital workflow for design and fabrication of 3D knitted textiles: nonlinear multi-scale modelling, simulation and validation

12:00 Haoxian Zeng, University of Manchester, UK, Finite element analysis on the influence of structural parameters on the ballistic performance of 3D networked fabrics

12:20 Lunch

Parallel Session G: Smart Textiles – 1, Room C53

Session Chairman: Professor Bijoy Behera, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

14:00 Louise Brown, University of Nottingham, UK, Fabric Sensors – modelling deformation in knitted fabrics

14:20 Lei Zeng, University of Manchester, UK, Fibre surface modification with graphene oxide for improvement of interface in ballistic composites

14:40 Jianxin He, Zhongyuan University of Technology, China, A biomimetic multilayer nanofiber 3D fabric from polylactic acid and Tussah silk fibroin as a scaffold for bone tissue engineering

15:00 Luisa Mendes Arruda, Universidade do Minho, Portugal, Smart Textiles: applicability in wearable prosthesis printed on 3D printers

Parallel Session H: Development of 3D Fabrics – 3, Room C9

Session Chairman: Professor Prasad Potluri, The University of Manchester, UK

14:00 Matt Scott, National Composite Centre, Bristol, UK, Effect of process parameters on the geometry of composite parts reinforced through-the-thickness by tufting

14:20 Elif Ozden Yenigun, Royal College of Art, London, UK, Growth of high-yield aligned CNTs onto 3D woven preforms for multifunctional structural composites

14:40 Meire Oliveira Santos, University of Minho, Portugal, 3D modular textile structures: a new approach to mechanical performance of nonwoven materials

15:00 Weitao Zhou, Zhongyuan University of Technology, China, Facile fabrication of polyester filament fabric with highly and durable hydrophilic surface by microwave-assisted glycolysis

15:20 Tea Break

Parallel Session I: Smart Textiles – 2, Room C53

Session Chairman: Professor Henry Yi Li, The University of Manchester, UK

15:40 Kathrin Pietsch, Technical University of Dresden, Germany, Simulation of the outer-plane elastic and permeability properties of warp knitted spacer fabrics

16:00 Xinyi Guan, University of Manchester, UK, Graphene-based moisture management of three-dimensional fabrics

16:20 Jiawen Qiu, University of Manchester, UK, Surface modification of carbon fibres for interface improvement in textile composites y

16:40 Wuchao Wang, Southwest University, China, Quick verification of the natural fibre category of textile fabrics using mobile phone based technolog

Parallel Session J: Development of 3D Fabrics – 4, Room C9

Session Chairman: Dr Martin Kolloch, Institute for Textile Technology, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

15:40 Yasir Nawab, National Textile University, Pakistan, Development & characterization of green composites using novel 3D woven preforms

16:00 Lila Maciel, Heriot-Watt University, UK, A classification for three-dimensional textiles in surface design

16:20 Robert Kuempers, Technical University Dresden, Germany, Advances in multi-layer weft knitting technology for the one-step manufacturing of customized net-shaped 3D preforms for composite applications

16:40 R.N. Manjunath, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India, Mechanical performance of high energy absorbent 3D woven hollow structures

17:00 End of conference remarks and farewell – Dr Xiaogang Chen, Co-Chair of the Conference, TexEng Software Ltd, The University of Manchester, UK


Poster Presentations

  • Sai Liu, College of Textiles, Donghua University, China, A finite element analysis of auxetic behavior of complex yarns with negative Poisson′s ratios
  • Bright Eworo, Kazan National Research Technological University, Russia, The use of filled polypropylene compositions for 3D printing
  • Diansen Li, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China, Compression properties and failure mechanism of three-dimensional multi-axial warp knitted glass/epoxy composites
  • Wensuo Ma, Henan University of Science and Technology, China, Stable structure and geometrical model of tubular layer-to-layer angle-interlock 3D woven preforms
  • Oscar Bareiro, Institute for Textile Technology, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, Computational optimization of a FEM simulation model of the braiding process
  • Martin Kolloch, Institute for Textile Technology, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, FEM process simulation of a 3D rotary braiding machine using LS-DYNA
  • Martin Kolloch, Institute for Textile Technology, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, Development of a cost efficient 3D rotational braiding machine
  • Martin Kolloch, Institute for Textile Technology, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, Bionically optimized 3D braided reinforcement structure
  • Zishun Yuan, School of Materials, The University of Manchester, UK, A numerical study of ballistic mechanism of quasi-isotropic panel made from Dyneema® woven fabrics 
  • Monali Dahale, Ulster University, UK, Effect of pick density on the tensile, compressive and shear properties of 3D layer-to-layer woven composites
  • Jianxin He, Zhongyuan University of Technology, China, Highly sensitive, self-powered and wearable electronic skin based on pressure-sensitive nanofiber woven fabric sensor