Structural analysis of three-dimensional braids

Li Chen, Xiaoming Tao, Zhonglong Cai

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This paper describes a study of three-dimensional braids produced by a four-step 1×1 method. An analytical approach is employed in conjunction with experimental investigations to establish the relationship between the braid structure and braiding parameters. Based on microscopic observations, we divide a three-dimensional braid structure into three representative regions, i.e., the interior, surface and corner, and treat the three regions, respectively. Three types of microstructural unit-cell models are then established. The surface characteristics and the relationship between the interior and surface unit-cells have been derived. Good agreement has been obtained between the calculated and measured values of fiber volume fraction of the braided composite samples.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-13
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Dong Hua University (English Edition)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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