A spool pattern tool for circular braiding

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Ravenhorst, J.H. van and Akkerman, R. (2011) A spool pattern tool for circular braiding. In: 18th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM 2011, August 21-26, 2011, Jeju Island, Korea.

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Abstract: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.
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Conference URL:http://www.iccm18.org/
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