FULL Professor


Mechanics Textile Composites Group

Research interests

  • Textile and composite materials
  • Manufacturing
  • Characterization and modelling reinforcements of composite materials
  • Manufacturing process of composites
  • Behaviour laws: experimental identification and models
  • Finite element simulation
  • Natural fibres

Research links

Students supervision

29 PhD thesis Supervisor 
4 Post-docs Supervisor 
28 Master thesis Supervisor  


116 Peer reviewed international publications 
11 Book chapters 
1 Patents 
219 Publication in Proceedings of National and International Conferences
66 Communications in National and International Conferences (without Proceedings)


Scientific Community Position

99 PhD jury member (15 as President)
HDR jury member

Reviewers for   Computer and Structures, International Journal of Material Forming, Textile Research Journal, Journal of Composite Material, Composite Science of Technology, Journal of Industrial Textiles, Strain, Composite Part A, Composite Part B, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Fibers, Industrial Crops and Products, Plos, Polymers, Journal of Reinforced Plastics Composites.

Expert for ANR (French National Research Agency), ADEME (French National Agency for the Energy), NSERCC(Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada), HCERES (High Council for the Evaluation of Research and Higher Education), ESF (European Science Foundation)



Below are the list of selected ongoing projects that Damien SOULAT is a Principal Investigator (PI) or co-PI

Sscuchy (2017-2022) European Project H2020-BBI. Sscuchy: «Sustainable Structural and Multifunctional Biocomposites from Hybrid Natural Fibres ». Partners : University de Franche-Comté, Pôle IAR, KU Leuven (KUL), University of Bristol, Chimie Paris Tech, Stockholm University, Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tarbes (ENIT), AKZO NOBEL (AKZ) Netherlands, LINIFICIO E CANAPIFICIO NAZIONALE (LCN) Italy, TRÈVES (TRE) WILSON BENESCH (WB), EADCO Germany, NPSP BV Netherlands, ENSAIT, University of Derby, University of Bourgogne, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy. Position: Responsible of the WorkPackage dedicated to weaving of hemp fibers

Comp3dRe (2017-2021) – National Project (ANR funding). Comp3dRe: « Preform Reinforcement by tufting for thick composite applications ». Partner : Mecano-Id, RT2i, Schappe techniques, ESI, Insa-Lyon, Ecole des Mines de Douai, ENSAIT. Position: Head of the Program.

FLAX3D (2018-2021) – National Project (ADEME Funding) FLAX3D: « Elaboration et caractérisation de renforts 3D à base de rovings de lin » (Flax3D). Partners : Depestelle, ENSAIT. Position: Responsible of two WorkPackages.

MAPPIC3D (2010-2015) – : « One-shot Manufacturing on large scale of 3D up graded panels and stiffeners for lightweight thermoplastic textile composite structures”. 20 Partners (14 industrial Partners and 6 academics). Position: Participant.

BALLOO (2012-2017) – National Project (FUI Funding) Balloo « Manufacturing of lightened fuel tank». Partners : EADS, Hutchinson, Texinov, Imattec, Altair, Sagaert, l’ONERA, LRCCP, l’Ecole des Mines de Douai, DGA, ENSAIT. Position: Responsible of one WorkPackage

SINFONI (2012-2017) – National Project (PIA Funding) Sinfoni: «Structuring Natural fibre sector for material applications ». 23 Partners (19 industrial Partners and 4 academics). Position: Head of scientific Council, Member of Steering Committee, Responsible of one WorkPackage.

NUMTISS (2010-2013) National Project (ANR funding). NumTiss: « Simulation of the weaving process of reinforcement for composite applications ». Partner : SNECMA, TRP-Charvet, Insa-Lyon, Ecole des Mines de Douai, ENSAIT. Position: Participant.

LCM3M (2008-2011) National Project (ANR funding). LCM3M: « Multiscale approach during LCM Process ». Partner : Roxel, SAFRAN, AIRBUS, University of Havre, INSA Lyon, CEMEF, ONERA, TENSYL, HEXCEL, University of Orleans. Position: Responsible of the partner University of Orleans, Responsible of one WorkPackage.


Since 2011

W. Zhai, P. Wang, D. Soulat, X. Legrand. Effect of the cover factor on the tensile properties of multi-core flax/polypropylene micro-braided hybrid yarns for thermoplastic biocomposites. Journal of Industrial Textiles. first published 4 March 2022, https://doi.org/10.1177/15280837211073756

R. Legrand Ndoumou, D. Soulat, A.R. Labanieh, M. Ferreira, L. Meva’a, J. Atangana Ateba. Characterization of Tensile Properties of Cola lepidota Fibers. Fibers 2022, 10, 6. https://doi.org/10.3390/fib10010006

Zhai, W.; Soulat, D.; Legrand, X.; Wang, P. Influence of the Unit Cell Parameters on the Thermomechanical Non‐Symmetric In‐Plane Shear Behavior of 2D Biaxial Braided Preform for Thermoplastic Biocomposites. Polymers 2022, 14, 1117.https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14061117

C. Laqraa, M. Ferreira, A-R Labanieh, D. Soulat Natural Fibre Composites Manufacture using Wrapped Hemp Roving with PA11. Materials Circular Economy 4, 17 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s42824-022-00057-3

M. Li, F. Boussu, D. Soulat, J.Luo, P.Wang. Impact resistance of pre-deformed stab of multi-ply three-dimensional interlock polymeric fabrics. Journal of industrial Textiles, published on line 15/04/2022. https://doi.org/10.1177/15280837221084363

M. Li, P. Wang, F. Boussu, D. Soulat. A review on the mechanical performance of three-dimensional warp interlock woven fabrics as reinforcement in composites. Journal of Industrial Textiles, Vol.51, 7, pp: 1009-1058, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1177/1528083719894389.

A.C. Corbin, D. Soulat, M. Ferreira, A. R. Labanieh. Influence of process parameters on properties of hemp woven reinforcements for composite applications: mechanical properties, bias-extension tests and fabric forming. Journal of Natural Fibers, 2022, 19:2,714-726, https://doi.org/10.1080/15440478.2020.1761925


I. Gnaba, D. Soulat, X. Legrand, P. Wang, Investigation of the formability behaviour during stamping of tufted and un-tufted carbon preforms: Towards localized reinforcement technologies. International Journal of Material Forming, 2021, 14, 1337–1354. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12289-020-01606-4

Z. Samouh , O. Cherkaoui, D. Soulat , A.R. Labanieh , F. Boussu, R. El Moznine. Identification of the Physical and Mechanical Properties of Moroccan Sisal Yarns Used as Reinforcements for Composite Materials. Fibers 2021, 9, 13. https://doi.org/10.3390/fib9020013

J. Huang, P. Boisse, N. Hamila, I. Gnaba, D. Soulat, P. Wang Experimental and numerical analysis of textile composite draping on a square box. Influence of the weave pattern. Composite Structures, 267, 2021, 113844. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2021.113844

Z. Samouh, A. Abed, O. Cherkaoui, D. Soulat, A.R. Labanieh, F. Boussu, R. Elmozine. Investigation on the Properties of 3D Warp Interlock Fabrics based on Moroccan Sisal Yarns as Reinforcement for Composite Materials. Journal of Natural Fibers, published on-line 7 june 2021, https://doi.org/10.1080/15440478.2021.1932679

M. Li, P. Wang, F. Boussu, D. Soulat. Investigation of impact performance of 3-dimensional interlock polymer fabrics in double and multi-angle pass stabbing Materials & Design, August 2021, vol. 206, 109775. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2021.109775

C. Laqraa, M. Ferreira, A-R Labanieh, D. Soulat – « Elaboration by wrapping process and multiscale characterisation of thermoplastic bio-composite based on Hemp/PA11 constituents » Coatings 2021, 11, 770. https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings11070770

M. Li, P. Wang, F. Boussu, D. Soulat. Investigation of the Strength Loss of HMWPE Yarns During Manufacturing Process of 3D Warp Interlock Fabrics. Applied Composite Material, published 7 August 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10443-021-09951-6

J. Ivars, A.R. Labanieh, D. Soulat. Effect of the Fibre Orientation Distribution on the
Mechanical and Preforming Behaviour of Nonwoven Preform Made of Recycled Carbon Fibres.
Fibers 2021, 9, 82. https://doi.org/10.3390/fib9120082

A.C. Corbin, B. Sala, D. Soulat, M. Ferreira, A. R. Labanieh, V. Placet. Development of quasi-unidirectional fabrics with hemp fiber: A competitive reinforcement for composite materials. Journal of Composite Materials, 2021, vol.55 (4): pp:551-564. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021998320954230



A.C. Corbin, F. Boussu, M. Ferreira, D Soulat Influence of 3D warp interlock fabrics parameters made with flax rovings on their final mechanical behaviour. Journal of Industrial Textiles, 2020, Vol: 49, Issue 9: 1123-1144. https://doi.org/10.1177/1528083718808790

A.C. Corbin, D. Soulat, M. Ferreira, A. R. Labanieh, X. Gabrion, P. Malecot, V. Placet Towards hemp fabrics for high-performance composites: Influence of weave pattern and features. Composites Part B: Engineering, 2020, vol.181:107582. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2019.107582

A.C. Corbin, M. Ferreira, A. R. Labanieh, D. Soulat, Natural fiber composite manufacture using wrapped hemp roving with PA12. Materials Today: Proceedings, 2020, 31, S329–S334 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2020.02.307

M. Li, P. Wang, F. Boussu, D. Soulat. Dynamic stab resistance of multi-ply three-dimensional warp interlock fabrics with high-performance high-molecular-weight polyethylene yarns for protective applications, Journal of Industrial textiles. First Published October 22, 2020 https://doi.org/10.1177/1528083720965685

W. Zhai, P. Wang, X. Legrand, D. Soulat, M. Ferreira. Effects of Micro-Braiding and Co-Wrapping Techniques on Characteristics of Flax/Polypropylene-Based Hybrid Yarn: A Comparative Study., Polymers, 2020, 12, 2559; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12112559

M. Bodaghi , I. Gnaba , X. Legrand , D. Soulat , P. Wang , M. Deléglise-Lagardère, C.H. Park. In-plane permeability changes of plain weave glass fabric induced by tufting, Advanced Composite Materials, Published on line 29 Oct.2020, https://doi.org/10.1080/09243046.2020.1840687

M. Li, P. Wang, F. Boussu, D. Soulat. Effect of Fabric Architecture on Tensile Behaviour of the High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene 3-Dimensional Interlock Composite Reinforcements., Polymers 2020, 12, 1045; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12051045

H. Lansiaux, A.R. Labanieh, D. Soulat, F. Boussu. Flax roving twisting preparation for weaving and effect of the weft layers number on the physical and mechanical properties of 3D interlock flax fabric. SN Applied Sciences, 2020, 2, 249. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-020-2047-2.

H. Lansiaux, D. Soulat, F. Boussu, A. R.Labanieh. Development and multiscale characterization of 3D warp interlock flax fabrics with different woven architectures for composite applications. Fibers, 2020, 8(2). https://doi.org/10.3390/fib8020015.

S. Xiao, P. Wang, D. Soulat, H. Gao. An exploration of the deformability behaviour dominated by braiding angle during the forming of the triaxial carbon fibre braids. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 2020, 133, 1058990. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2020.105890



I. Gnaba, F. Omrani, M. Ferreira, D. Soulat, P. Wang, P. Vroman, B. Jaouachi, Mechanical behaviour of flax/polypropylene commingled nonwoven at dry scale: influence of process parameters, Textile Research Journal, 2019, vol.89(5):791-800. https://doi.org/10.1177/0040517518755789

I. Gnaba, X Legrand, P Wang, D Soulat Through-the-thickness reinforcement for composite structures: A review. Journal of Industrial Textiles, 2019, Vol.49 (8):71-96. https://doi.org/10.1177/1528083718772299

S. Xiao, C. lanceron, P. Wang, D. Soulat, H. Gao. Mechanical and thermal behaviors
of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene triaxial braids: the influence of structural parameters. Textile Research Journal, 2019, Vol.89(16):3362-3373. https://doi.org/10.1177/0040517518811944

C. Baley, M. Gomina, J. Breard, A. Bourmaud, S. Drapier, M. Ferreira, A. Le Duigou, P. J. Liotier, P. Ouagne, D. Soulat, P. Davies. Specific features of flax fibres used to manufacture composite materials. International Journal of Material Forming, 2019, Vol. 12, Issue 6:1023–1052, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12289-018-1455-y

S. Xiao, P. Wang, H. Gao, D. Soulat. A study of abrasive waterjet multi-pass cutting on kerf quality of carbon fiber-reinforced plastics. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. 2019, Vol.105, Issue 11:4527–4537. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-018-3177-1

A. Morch, L. Astruc, J.F. Witz, F. Lesaffre, P. Lecomte-Grosbras, D. Soulat, M. Brieu. Modeling of anisotropic hyperelastic heterogeneous knitted fabric reinforced composites. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2019, vol. 127:47-61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmps.2019.03.006

I. Gnaba, X Legrand, P Wang, D Soulat Manufacturing and characterization of tufted preform with complex shape. Advances in Aircraft and Spacecraft Science, 2019, Vol. 6, n° 2:105-116. DOI: https://doi.org/10.12989/aas.2019.6.2.105

F. Omrani, D Soulat, M. Ferreira, P. Wang. Effects of needle punching process and structural parameters on mechanical behavior of flax nonwovens preforms. Advances in Aircraft and Spacecraft Science, 2019, Vol. 6, n°2:157-168. DOI: https://doi.org/10.12989/aas.2019.6.2.157.

A. R. Labanieh, C. Garnier, P. Ouagne, O. Dalverny, D. Soulat. Analysis of the multilayer woven fabric behaviour during the forming process. Focus on the loss of cohesion within the woven fibre network. Mechanics&Industry, 2019, Vol.20, n°4. https://doi.org/10.1051/meca/2019016

J. Pourtier, B. Duchamp, M. Kowalsky, P. Wang, X. Legrand, D. Soulat. Two-way approach for deformation analysis of non-crimp fabrics in uniaxial bias extension tests based on pure and simple shear assumption. International Journal of Material Forming, 2019, Vol. 12, Issue 6:995–1008. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12289-019-01481-8.

S. Xiao, P. Wang, D. Soulat,, X. Legrand, H. Gao. Towards the deformability of triaxial braided composite reinforcement during manufacturing. Composites Part B: Engineering, 2019, vol.169:209-220. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2019.04.017

H. Lansiaux, A.C. Corbin, D. Soulat, F. Boussu, M. Ferreira, A. R. Labanieh. Identification du comportement mécanique de tissu 3D Interlock Chaine à base de Mèches De Lin. Revue des Composites et Matériaux Avancés, 2019, Vol. 29, n° 5 :305-313 https://doi.org/10.18280/rcma.290505

A. Voisin, J. Pariente, S. Lemercier, D.Soulat, F. Boussu. Different Composite Behaviours under Blast Loading. Key Engineering Materials, 2019, Vol. 812:84-91. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.812.84

W. Najjar, X Legrand, D. Soulat, P Dal Santo. Experimental analysis and numerical modelling of dry carbon woven reinforcement preforming, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 2019, vol.38, (21-22):974-994. https://doi.org/10.1177/0731684419859071

I. Gnaba, P. Wang, D. Soulat, F. Omrani, M. Ferreira, P. Vroman. Investigation about the Effect of Manufacturing Parameters on the Mechanical Behaviour of Natural Fibre Nonwovens Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites. Materials 2019, 12(16), 2560; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12162560

H. Shen, P. Wang, X. Legrand, L. Liu, D. Soulat. Influence of the tufting pattern on the formability of tufted multi-layered preforms. Composites Structures, 2019, Vol. 228:111356. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.111356

A.C. Corbin, D. Soulat, M. Ferreira, A. R. Labanieh, X. Gabrion, V.Placet. Amélioration de la Tissabilité des Renforts en Fibres Naturelles pour la Réalisation de Matériaux Composites. Revue des Composites et Matériaux Avancés, 2019, Vol. 29, n°4 :201-208. https://doi.org/10.18280/rcma.290403


M. Brahem, B. Jaouachi, D. Soulat, I. Ben Marzoug, F. Sakli Study of the tensile and compression performance of composite materials based on rubber particles and alpha fibers. Journal of Industrial textiles, 2018, 48 (1): 272-291. https://doi.org/10.1177/1528083716682921

A. M Grancaric, I. Jerkovic, V. Koncar, C. Cochrane, F. M Kelly, D. Soulat, X. Legrand. Conductive polymers for smart textile applications. Journal of Industrial textiles, 2018, 48 (3):612:642. https://doi.org/10.1177/1528083717699368

B. Duchamp, X. Legrand, D. Soulat. The tensile behaviour of biaxial and triaxial braided fabrics. Journal of Industrial Textiles, 2018, 47: 2184-2204. https://doi.org/10.1177/1528083716654469

C. Dufour, F. Boussu, P. Wang, D. Soulat, Local strain measurements of yarns inside of 3D warp interlock fabric during forming process, International Journal of Material Forming, 2018, 11 (6): 775-788. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12289-017-1385-0

A. R. Labanieh, C. Garnier, P. Ouagne, O. Dalverny, D. Soulat Intra-ply yarn sliding defect in hemisphere preforming of a woven preform. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 2018, 107: 432-446. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2018.01.018

A.C. Corbin, A. Kececi, F. Boussu, M. Ferreira, D Soulat. Engineering Design and Mechanical Property Characterisation of 3D Warp Interlock Woven Fabrics. Applied Composite Materials, 2018, 25(4): 811-822. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10443-018-9715-z

S. Xiao, P. Wang, D. Soulat, J. Minet, L. Zemni, H. Gao. Analysis of the in-plane shear behaviour of non-orthogonally textile reinforcements: Application to braided fabrics. Composites Part B: Engineering, 2018, 153: 159-166. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2018.07.040

S. Xiao, P. Wang, D. Soulat, H. Gao. Thermo-Mechanical Characterisations of Flax Fibre and Thermoplastic Resin Composites during Manufacturing. Polymers 2018, 10(10), 1139. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym10101139

F. Omrani, P. Wang, D. Soulat, M. Ferreira, P. Ouagne. Analysis of the deformability of flax-fibre nonwoven fabrics during manufacturing. Composites Part B: Engineering, 2017, Vol.116, 1:471-485. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2016.11.003

F. Omrani, P. Wang, D. Soulat, M. Ferreira, Mechanical properties of flax-fibre reinforced preforms and composites: Influence of the type of yarns on multi-scale characterisations, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 2017, Vol. 93:72-81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2016.11.013

L. Liu, P. Wang, X. Legrand, D. Soulat, Investigation of mechanical properties of tufted composites: Influence of tuft length through the thickness, Composite Structures, 2017, 172:221–228. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2017.03.099

A.R. Labanieh, D. Vasiukov, Y. Liu, D. Soulat, S. Panier. Influence of off-axis in-plane yarns on the mechanical properties of 3D composites. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 2017, Vol. 98:45-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2017.03.009

C. Tephany, D. Soulat, J. Gillibert, P. Ouagne. Influence of the non-linearity of fabric tensile behavior for preforming modeling of a woven flax fabric. Textile Research Journal, 2016, vol. 86 (6): 604-617. https://doi.org/10.1177/0040517515595030

P.B. Jacquot, P. Wang, D. Soulat, X. Legrand. Analysis of the preforming behaviour of the braided and woven flax/polyamide fabrics. Journal of Industrial Textiles, 2016, Vol. 46, 3: 698-718. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1528083715591592

A.R. Labanieh, X. Legrand, V. Koncar, D. Soulat. Development in the multiaxis 3D weaving technology. Textile Research Journal, 2016, Vol. 86(17): 1869–1884. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0040517515612365

C. Tephany, J. Gillibert, P. Ouagne, G. Hivet, S. Allaoui, D. Soulat. Development of an experimental bench to reproduce the tow buckling defect appearing during the complex shape forming of structural flax based woven composite reinforcements Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 2016, Vol.81:22-33. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2015.10.011

P. Ouagne, D. Soulat, C. Tephany, J. Gillibert. Measurement of the Appearance and Growth of Tow Buckling Defect in the Frame of Complex Shape Manufacturing Process by Using Fringe Projection Technique. Strain, 2016, Vol. 52, Issue 6: 559–569. https://doi.org/10.1111/str.12206

E. Capelle, P. Ouagne, D. Duriatti, D. Soulat. Influence of the Textile Parameters on the Complex Shape Forming Properties of Flax Based Fabrics. Journal of Fashion Technology & Textile Engineering, 2016, https://doi.org/10.4172/2329-9568.S2-002.

E. Onofrei, S. Petrusic, G. Bedek, D. Dupont, D. Soulat, T.C. Codau. Study of heat transfer through multilayer protective clothing at low-level thermal radiation. Journal of Industrial Textiles, 2015, vol.45(2) :222-238. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1528083714529805

J. Vilfayeau, D. Crépin, F. Boussu, D. Soulat, P. Boisse. Kinematic modelling of the weaving process applied to 2D fabric. Journal of Industrial Textiles, 2015; vol. 45, 3: 338-351. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1528083714532114

J.V. Risicato, F. Kelly, D. Soulat, X. Legrand, W. Trümper, C. Cochrane, V. Koncar. A Complex Shaped Reinforced Thermoplastic Composite Part Made of Commingled Yarns With Integrated Sensor. Applied Composite Materials, 2015, Vol.22, Issue 1:81-98. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10443-014-9400-9

S. Petrusic, E. Onofrei, G. Bedek, T. C. Codau, D. Dupont, D. Soulat Moisture management of underwear fabrics and linings of firefighter protective clothing assemblies. The Journal of The Textile Institute, 2015, Vol. 106, n°. 12:1270–1281. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00405000.2014.995457

E. Onofrei, T. C. Codau, S. Petrusic, G. Bedek, D. Dupont, D. Soulat Analysis of Moisture Evaporation from Underwear Designed for Fire-Fighters Autex Research Journal, 2015, Vol. 15, Issue 1: 35–47. http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/aut-2014-0015

P. Wang, X. Legrand, P. Boisse, N. Hamila, D. Soulat. Experimental and numerical analyses of manufacturing process of a composite square box part: Comparison between textile reinforcement forming and surface 3D weaving. Composites Part B: Engineering, 2015; 78: 26-34. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2015.03.072

T.C. Codau, E. Onofrei, S. Petrusic, G. Bedek, D. Dupont, D. Soulat. Mathematical correlation of test methods for measuring water-vapor transmission through fabrics. Journal of Porous Media, 2015; 18(3):245-255. https://doi.org/10.1615/JPorMedia.v18.i3.50

L. Liu, T. Zhang, P. Wang, X. Legrand, D. Soulat. Influence of the tufting yarns on formability of tufted 3-Dimensional composite reinforcement. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 2015, 78: 403–411. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2015.07.014

J. V.Risicato, X. Legrand, D. Soulat, V. Koncar Innovative geometrical pre-mesh modelling strategy for 3D fibre preform manufacturing . Journal of Industrial Textiles, 2014; vol. 44, 3: 447-462. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1528083713498915

S. Allaoui, G. Hivet, D. Soulat, A. Wendling, P. Ouagne, S. Chatel. Experimental preforming of highly double curved shapes with a case corner using an interlock reinforcement. International Journal of Material Forming, 2014, Vol. 7, Issue 2:155-165. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12289-012-1116-5

A.R. Labanieh, X. Legrand, V. Koncar, D. Soulat, Evaluation of the elastic behavior of multiaxis 3D-woven preforms by numerical approach, Journal of Composite Materials, 2014; vol. 48, 26:3243-3252. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0021998313508800

C. Dufour, P. Wang, F. Boussu, D. Soulat, Experimental Investigation About Stamping Behaviour of 3D Warp Interlock Composite Preforms, Applied Composite Materials, 2014, Vol. 21, Issue 5:725-738. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10443-013-9369-9

J. Moothoo, S. Allaoui, P. Ouagne, D. Soulat. A study of the tensile behaviour of flax tows and their potential for composite processing, Materials and Design, 2014, Vol. 55:764-772. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2013.10.048

W. Najjar, C. Pupin, X. Legrand, S. Boude, D. Soulat, P. Dal Santo. Analysis of frictional behavior of carbon dry woven reinforcement, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 2014; vol. 33, 11:1037-1047. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0731684414521670

A.R. Labanieh, X. Legrand, V. Koncar, D. Soulat, Développement et optimisation de préformes tissées 3D-multiaxiales, Revue des Composites et Matériaux Avancés, 2014, Vol.24, n°1 :111-124, http://dx.doi.org/10.3166/RCMA.111-124

E. Capelle, P. Ouagne, D. Soulat, D. Duriatti. Complex shape forming of flax woven fabrics: Design of specific blank-holder shapes to prevent defects. Composites Part B: Engineering, 2014, Vol. 62:29-36. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2014.02.007

P. Wang, X. Legrand, D. Soulat. Investigation of the manufacturing technique of the composite corner fitting part. AUTEX Research Journal, 2014, Vol. 14, n° 2. http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/aut-2014-0007

J. Moothoo, P. Ouagne, S. Allaoui, D. Soulat, Vegetal fibre composites for semi-structural applications in the medical environment, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 2014; vol. 33, 19: 1823-1834. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0731684414548608

E. Onofrei, S. Petrusic, G. Bedek, D. Dupont, D. Soulat, T. C. Codau. Modeling of heat transfer through multilayer firefighter protective clothing. Industria Textila, 2014, vol.65, n°5:277-282

N. Trifigny, F. M. Kelly, C. Cochrane, F. Boussu, V. Koncar, D. Soulat. PEDOT:PSS-based piezo-resistive sensors applied to reinforcement glass fibres for in-situ measurement during the composite material weaving process. Sensors, 2013, Vol. 13: 10749-10764. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s130810749

P. Ouagne, D. Soulat, C. Tephany, D.Duriatti, S. Allaoui, G. Hivet. Mechanical characterisation of flax based woven fabrics and in situ measurements of tow tensile strain during the shape forming. Journal of Composite Materials, 2013, Vol.47 Issue 28:3498 – 3512. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0021998312467217

A. R. Labanieh, X. Legrand, V. Koncar, D. Soulat. Novel optimization method to estimate the geometrical properties of a multiaxial 3D woven performs. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 2013; vol. 32, 10: 700-712. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0731684412472746

P. Ouagne, D. Soulat, J. Moothoo, E. Capelle, S. Gueret. Complex shape forming of a flax woven fabric; analysis of the tow buckling and misalignement defect. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 2013, 51: 1–10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2013.03.017

G. Hivet, S. Allaoui, B.T. Cam, P. Ouagne, D. Soulat. Design and Potentiality of an Apparatus for Measuring Yarn/Yarn and Fabric/Fabric Friction. Experimental Mechanics, 2012, Vol. 52, n°8:1123-1136. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11340-011-9566-0

S. Allaoui, G. Hivet, A. Wendling, P. Ouagne, D. Soulat Influence of the dry woven fabrics meso-structure on fabric/fabric contact behavior. Journal of Composite Materials, 2012, Vol.46 (6): 627-639. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0021998311424627

S. Allaoui, P. Boisse, S. Chatel, N. Hamila, G. Hivet, D. Soulat, Vidal-Salle E. Experimental and numerical analyses of textile reinforcement forming of a tetrahedral shape. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 2011, Vol.42, Issue 6 :612-622 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2011.02.001

P. Ouagne, D. Soulat, G. Hivet, S. Allaoui, D. Duriatti. Analysis of defects during the preforming of a woven flax. Advanced Composites Letters, 2011, Vol. 20, Issue 4:105-108. https://doi.org/10.1177/096369351102000403

book chapters

P. Ouagne, D. Soulat. “Flax-based reinforcement requirements for obtaining structural and complex shape ”. Chapter 5 of Book: Lignocellulosic polymer composite parts. Processing, characterization and Properties. Editor: V.K. Thakur, ISBN: 9781118773574. Scriveners Publishing LLC. 2014.

P. Ouagne, D. Soulat “Complex Shape Forming of Flax Fabrics: Analysis of the Solutions to Prevent Defects”. Chapter 7 of Book: Green Biorenewable Biocomposites: From Knowledge to Industrial Applications. Editor: V.K. Thakur, M. R. Kessler, ISBN: 9781771880329. Apple Academic Press. January 2015.

C. Dufour, P. Pineau, P. Wang, D. Soulat, F. Boussu. « Three-dimensional textiles in the automotive industry – Part III 3D textiles for industrial applications, » Chapter 10 of Advances in 3D Textiles, X. Chen, Ed. Cambridge, UK: Woodhead Publishing – Elsevier, pp. 265 – 287, ISBN 978-1-78242-214-3, 2015.

B. Duchamp, X. Legrand, D. Soulat. « Structural and tensile behaviors of braided reinforcements: characterization and model, » In Chapter 5 of Advances in Braiding Technology, 1st Edition, Specialized Techniques and Applications, Edited by Y. Kyosev, Woodhead Publishing, 2016

A. Labanieh, X. Legrand, D. Soulat. « Textile Reinforcement Preforms, » In Chapter 2 of Composites technologies for transport applications: A roadmap. Edited by D. Coutellier. 2016, ISBN: 978-2-9559182-0-3

P. Wang, X. Legrand, D. Soulat. « Three-Dimentional Textile Preform Using Advanced Textile Technologies for Composite Manufacturing, » Chapter 6 of « Textiles for Advanced Applications », book edited by Bipin Kumar and Suman Thakur, ISBN 978-953-51-3501-2 Published: September 2017.

[Book7] B. Duchamp, Y. Kyosev, X. Legrand, D. Soulat. Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Triaxial Braid Reinforcements. In: Kyosev Y., Mahltig B., Schwarz-Pfeiffer A. (eds) Narrow and Smart Textiles. Springer International Publishing AG, 2018

Boussu F., Picard S., Soulat D. Interesting Mechanical Properties of 3D Warp Interlock Fabrics. In: Kyosev Y., Mahltig B., Schwarz-Pfeiffer A. (eds) Narrow and Smart Textiles. Springer International Publishing AG, 2018.

S. Xiao, P. Wang, D. Soulat, X. Legrand. Structure and Mechanics of Braided Fabrics. Chapter 7 of Structure and Mechanics of Textile Fibre Assemblies 2nd Edition, pp.217-263, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-102619-9.00007-9. Schwartz P. Editor, Woodhead Publishing, Published Date: 15th August 2019. ISBN: 9780081026199

P. Ouagne, D. Soulat, P. Evon, S. Renouard, M. Ferreira, L. Labonne, A.R. Labanieh, E. Laine, E. De Luycker Bast fibres: Use of flax fibre for high challenge technical textile applications. Extraction, preparation and requirements for the manufacturing of composite reinforcement fabrics and for geotextiles. . Chapter 5 of Part 1 (Processing techniques for natural fibres). Handbook of Natural Fibres, 2nd Edition, Volume 2: Processing and Applications,. Ryszard Kozlowski Maria Mackiewicz-Talarczyk Editors, Woodhead Publishing, Published Date: 31 January 2020: ISBN: 978-0-12-818782-1

D. Soulat, J.L. Daniel, K. Gautier, P. Boisse Simulations of Fibre Fabric Deformation during Manufacturing of Preforms for R.T.M. Process. Chapter of: Design, Manufacturing & Application of Composites,. Edited BySuong V. Hoa, Andrew Johnston, Johanne Denault, CRC Press. eBook Published 18 December 2020. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003076155

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