0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

A Novel 3-D Braiding Technology, Complex Shape Preforms and Composites

[+] Author Affiliations
Alexander Bogdanovich, Dmitri Mungalov

3TEX, Inc., Cary, NC

Paper No. IMECE2002-39478, pp. 31-35; 5 pages
doi:10.1115/IMECE2002-39478
From:
  • ASME 2002 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Textile Engineering
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, November 17–22, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Textile Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3651-7 | eISBN: 0-7918-1691-5, 0-7918-1692-3, 0-7918-1693-1
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME

abstract

A brief overview of 3-D braiding technology and its two major branches, “row and column” and “rotary” braiding, opens the paper. An innovative 3-D braiding process that has been recently patented and implemented in a fully automated multi-modular industrial scale machine is introduced next. The machine enables producing complex, continuously variable shape preforms for composite structures. Each module of the machine incorporates some number of horngears with four yarn carriers placed on each of them. A novel gate switch mechanism, based on the gripping fork controlled rotation, provides smooth transfer of yarn carriers between adjacent horngears. Each gripping fork is controlled individually, thus allowing fabricating practically unlimited variety of complex cross section 3-D braided preforms. Examples of manufactured braided products include rectangular bars, T-, I- and J-stiffeners, box-beams, hollow tubes, etc. Results and discussion of mechanical characterization of 3-D braided carbon and E-glass composites conclude the paper.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In