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ASM Handbook

Composites

Edited by
Daniel B. Miracle
Daniel B. Miracle
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Steven L. Donaldson
Steven L. Donaldson
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ASM International
Volume
21
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-195-5
Publication date:
2001
Book Chapter

Braiding

By
Frank K. Ko
Frank K. Ko
Drexel University
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Published:
2001
Page range:
69 - 77
Publication history
December 01, 2001

Abstract

Braided structures are unique in their high level of conformability, torsional stability, and damage resistance. This article describes the classifications of braiding such as two-dimensional braiding and three-dimensional braiding. It presents governing equations for computer-controlled braiding in a table. A tabulation of applications of braided fabrics and composites is also provided. The article discusses the formation, structure, and properties, such as damage tolerance and impact damage limitation, of two-dimensional braid composites and three-dimensional braid composites.

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Frank K. Ko, 2001. "Braiding", Composites, Daniel B. Miracle, Steven L. Donaldson

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