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Fabrics modeling

This work was performed in collaboration with Nadjombé Faré and Alain Brillard. Fabrics have a long history in Mulhouse and there is an engineering school on that topic. From the mathematical point of view, the modeling of fabrics amounts to a nonlinear elasticity problem in large displacements for which we proved an existence theorem and devised a numerical software to compute fabrics draping, which is defined as the folds produce by a fabrics hanging on an obstacle. Below is an animation of a fabric hanging on a table corner.

Faré N. et Maitre E. Existence de solutions pour un modèle de drapé d'un tissu. C. R. Acad. Sci., Paris, Sér. I, Math., 333 (10), 967–972, 2001.


Draping of a fabric on a table corner
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