TISSUSIM. Simulation of material behaviour - ITCL

TISSUSIM. Simulation of the behaviour of carbon fibre and multi-layered textiles subjected to shaping procedures. Design and development of equipment for measuring raw materials.

National Project

File: RTC-2016-5122-5 TISSUSIM is a project of the Call for Challenges-Collaboration of the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness. The objective of the TISSUSIM project is to develop two tools aimed at modernizing the manufacturing methodology of flocked textile articles or composite materials intended for different markets such as the manufacture of interior fittings for motor vehicles or aircraft:
  1. A software tool for simulating the behaviour of carbon fibre and textile materials, single and multi-layer, when they are subjected to forming by means of pressure and temperature
  2. A machine for measuring mechanical properties in carbon fibre and textile material samples, single and multi-layer, whose results for each material will enable the models used in the simulator to be parameterised
The consortium formed for the development of TISSUSIM includes the companies Segula Tecnologías, a provider of services and software solutions for the industry, which has a sheet metal forming simulation software that will be used as a basis for the new simulator, Aerosertec, manufacturer and designer of aeronautical and other components for the industry, and Antolín Ingeniería, a Tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry worldwide and highly interested in the development of TISSUSIM. It also has the collaboration of two research organizations, the Instituto Tecnológico de Castilla y León, ITCL, which provides high levels of knowledge and experience in image processing, and the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, which has enormously advanced knowledge on the behavior of textiles under pressure and stretching, having even filed two patent applications on these aspects, and that provides the Consortium TISSUSIM this knowledge and its expertise in developing simulation algorithms that will give technical body to the tool to develop

Developments during the project

The creation of the two tools planned within the TISSUSIM Project will allow companies:
  1. Reduce the design time and the number of trial and error cycles required for the development of a new product.
  2. Reduce costs, both in development and manufacture of the finished product and in raw materials for the product.
  3. Virtually evaluate the alternative solutions to the conformability problems that a product may present.
  4. Validate the design of the final products.
  5. They are easy to use: the tools can be handled by engineers without specialized training in finite elements.
  6. Favour the reduction of remnants and therefore savings in raw materials.
  7. Predict the flow of material and the final dimensions of the manufactured part.
  8. Predict and control the life and problems of the final product.
The market for TISSUSIM is, according to the above, enormous, strategic and international, and will produce tangible results in the short term both in terms of greater return on investment for manufacturers and producers and in terms of less rejection of materials on the production line, thus also having a socio-economic impact in the area of less energy consumption, less material waste and greater competitiveness for the companies that adopt it. Duration: 2016-2018 Project partners:

The project has been funded through the Collaboration Challenges 2016 programme