Integrated design for manufacturing of braided preforms for advanced composites part I: 2D braiding

Yan Tao Gao, Frank K. Ko, Hong Hu

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This paper presents a 2D braiding design system for advanced textile structural composites was based on dynamic models. A software package to assist in the design of braided preform manufacturing has been developed. The package allows design parameters (machine speeds, fiber volume fraction, tightness factor, etc.) to be easily obtained and the relationships between said parameters to be demonstrated graphically. The fabirc geometry model (FGM) method was adopted to evaluate the mechanical properties of the composites. Experimental evidence demonstrates the success of the use of dynamic models in the design software for the manufacture of braided fabric preforms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1007-1023
Number of pages17
JournalApplied Composite Materials
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013


  • Design parameter
  • Dynamic model
  • Integrated manufacturing
  • Software

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites

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