Efficient modelling of yarn interactions with improved accuracy in over-braiding simulations

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Abstract

Over-braiding is known as a fast automated manufacturing process for preforms used in resin transfer molding. Kinematic simulations of the over-braiding process are useful to predict the fibre distribution for complex mandrel shapes. These simulations currently neglect yarn interactions for arbitrary machine configurations. The current work presents a fast computational approach to simulate multiple interlaced points. This approach was implemented for biaxial braids of 2n yarns, with O(n2) contact points. Typical cases studied demonstrate CPU times of seconds, of course depending on the number of yarns, making the method suited for reinforcement structure design purposes.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021
Event20th AUTEX World Textile Conference: Unfolding the future - University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
Duration: 5 Sep 20219 Sep 2021
Conference number: 20
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Conference

Conference20th AUTEX World Textile Conference
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityBraga
Period5/09/219/09/21
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