A spool pattern tool for circular braiding

J.H. van Ravenhorst, R. Akkerman

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Circular Braiding is a composite material preform manufacturing process that is used to manufacture bi- and triaxial braids. A procedure is presented for relating braid patterns to spool patterns. The procedure is based on the observation that physical removal of a bias spool from the machine corresponds to removal of a row or column of intersections from the braid pattern matrix. The procedure can assist in the reduction of trial-anderror in the product manufacturing process and enables new features in computational braiding simulation and optimization.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 18th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-18)
EditorsW.I. Lee
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event18th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-18, 2011 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 21 Aug 201126 Aug 2011
Conference number: 18


Conference18th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-18, 2011
Abbreviated titleICCM
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island


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