Braiding take-up speed optimization - case studies

J.H. van Ravenhorst, Bert Rietman, Remko Akkerman

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Circular braiding is a composite material manufacturing process for production of bi- and triaxial tubular preforms that are usually impregnated and cured using Resin Transfer Moulding. The process currently lacks automatic generation of optimum machine control data. Helping to solve this problem, a newly developed geometry-based procedure for take-up speed optimization is applied to various complex mandrel shapes to assess its strengths and weaknesses. As a result, the error of the virtual braid angle could be reduced to a few degrees. However, in order to assess the validity of the generated process settings, it is recommended to take into account the manufacturing constraints regarding the prevention of yarn slack and fiber slip.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication19th international conference on composite materials
EditorsS.V. Hoa, P. Hubert
Place of PublicationMontreal, Canada
PublisherElectronic Publishing
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2013
Event19th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-19, 2013 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 28 Jul 20132 Aug 2013
Conference number: 19

Publication series

PublisherElectronic Publishing


Conference19th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-19, 2013
Abbreviated titleICCM


  • IR-88473
  • METIS-300279


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