Circular Braiding Process Simulation for a Pressure Vessel

Johan H. van Ravenhorst, Remko Akkerman

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Abstract

Pressure vessel manufacturing is currently dominated by the filament winding process. When higher production rates are required, circular braiding can be considered as an alternative because hundreds of yarns are deposited simultaneously from interlacing spools. The process has a high repeatability and is suited for automated series production, as is currently shown with the production of a-pillars and rockers in the automotive industry. Important manufacturing constraints related to the overbraiding of cylindrical pressure vessels are to avoid excessive jamming of the braid, typically occurring at a small mandrel radius, and to achieve a 100% cover factor at the largest mandrel diameter. In this paper, design guidelines for braiding of cylindrical pressure vessels are proposed. It is shown that a proper choice of the yarn cross-sectional area size and of yarn width-to-thickness aspect ratio can improve the design feasibility, but an adjustment of the braid angle can be required as well.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2014 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, PVP 2014
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 6A: Materials and Fabrication
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Print)978-079184603-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventASME 2014 Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, PVP 2014 - Hyatt Regency Orange County, Anaheim, United States
Duration: 20 Jul 201424 Jul 2014

Publication series

NameASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISSN (Print)0277-027X

Conference

ConferenceASME 2014 Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, PVP 2014
Abbreviated titlePVP
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim
Period20/07/1424/07/14

Keywords

  • METIS-309189
  • IR-104807

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    van Ravenhorst, J. H., & Akkerman, R. (2014). Circular Braiding Process Simulation for a Pressure Vessel. In ASME 2014 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, PVP 2014: Volume 6A: Materials and Fabrication [PVP2014-28734] (ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Division). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/PVP2014-28734