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Section: New Results

Modeling of fibrous medium

Continuous modeling of fiber assemblies

Participants : Florence Bertails-Descoubes, Gilles Daviet.

Following the exploratory project funded by Persyval (2013-2014), we have started to model an assembly of long elastic fibers (such as hair) using a continuous approach (continuum mechanics equations coupled with a nonsmooth stress-strain law). Interactions between air and fibers can then be naturally accounted for, increasing the realism of some macroscopic features compared to our previous discrete elements model. This is still work in progress and we will make some of our results publicly available in 2015.