Forming of textile fabrics with additively assembled protective elements on the human body

Forming of textile fabrics with additively assembled protective elements on the human body

KYOSEV Yordan, MÜNKS Dominik

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Abstract. Stab protective clothing is used in a wide range of applications, including military and police applications, but is also becoming increasingly important for civilian users. A relatively new way of manufacturing personal protective equipment is additive manufacturing. This makes it possible to produce new types of stab protection geometries by applying polymer layers to textiles. Such composite structures represent a mechanical system of rigid bodies with constraints, especially with large continuous protective surfaces. As a result, the wearing comfort is limited. This paper presents two methods for numerically simulating the forming of reinforced textiles with solid polymer elements over the body as part of the development and optimization process of such garments.

Draping, Forming, Textile Structure, Additive Manufacturing, Textile, Rigid-Soft-Structures, Reinforcements

Published online 4/19/2023, 7 pages
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Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: KYOSEV Yordan, MÜNKS Dominik, Forming of textile fabrics with additively assembled protective elements on the human body, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 28, pp 339-345, 2023


The article was published as article 37 of the book Material Forming

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