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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, Braiding, Composites, Vol 21, ASM Handbook, Edited By Daniel B. Miracle, Steven L. Donaldson, ASM International, 2001, p 69–77,

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