Braiding simulation and slip evaluation for arbitrary mandrels

Remko Akkerman, B.H. Villa Rodriguez, Lasimir Hadir Villa Rodriguez

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Braiding is a manufacturing process that is increasingly being used to manufacture pre-forms for Resin Transfer Moulding. A fast simulation method is presented for the prediction of the fibre distribution on complex braided parts and complex kinetic situations (e.g. changes in velocity, orientation). The implementation is suited for triangular surface representations as generated by many CAD software packages in use. Experimental results show that the results are sensitive to the friction conditions in particular regions. The friction conditions between the yarns and the mandrel are analysed, leading to the development of a slip indicator.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International ESAFORM conference on Material Forming
EditorsE Cueto, F Chinesta
Place of PublicationZaragoza, Spain
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-0-7354-0414-4
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventESAFORM 2007: 10th ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming - Zaragoza, Spain
Duration: 18 Apr 200720 Apr 2007
Conference number: 10

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ConferenceESAFORM 2007
Abbreviated titleESAFORM


  • IR-75597
  • METIS-245150
  • Textile composite fibre orientation friction

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