Braiding is the process of interlacing three or more threads or yarns in a diagonal direction to the product axis in order to obtain thicker, wider or stronger textiles or, in the case of overbraiding, in order to cover a profile. Braids are becoming the reinforcement of choice in composite manufacturing, and have found a range of technical applications in fields including medicine, candles, transport and aerospace. Building on the information provided in Prof. Kyosev's previous book, Braiding Technology for Textiles, this important title covers advanced technologies and new developments for the manufacture, applications and modelling of braided products.
Part One covers the braiding of three-dimensional profiles, and includes a detailed overview of three-dimensional braiding technologies as well as chapters devoted to specific kinds of 3D braiding. Part Two addresses specialist braiding techniques and applications, and includes chapters reviewing the use of braids for medical textiles and candles. Part Three focuses on braiding techniques for ropes and Part Four reviews braiding for composites. The final part of the book considers modelling and simulation, and covers topics including overbraiding simulation, Finite Element Method (FEM) modelling and geometrical modelling.
- Covers advanced braiding techniques, technical applications, and modelling and simulation of braided textiles.
- Focused on the needs of the textile industry by offering suitable breadth and depth of coverage of a range of braiding manufacturing technology, applications and modelling techniques in a single volume.
- Written by an eminent team of authors, composed of leading scientists and developers in the field who have a wealth of relevant, first-hand experience in braiding, and edited by a high-profile editor who is an expert in his field.
Part I Braiding of three-dimensional profiles
1 An overview of three-dimensional braiding technologies
2 3D hexagonal braiding
3 3D maypole braiding
4 Cartesian 3D braiding
Part II Specialist braiding techniques and applications
5 Partial carrier occupation of maypole braiding machines
6 An overview of braiding structures in medical textiles: fibre based implants and tissue engineering
7 Braids in candles
8 Lever arm (rapid) braiding
Part III Braiding techniques for ropes
9 Manufacturing techniques for braided ropes
10 Rope finishing for braided ropes
11 Mechanical properties of braided Ropes as textile machine elements
12 Operational stability testing of braided textile machine elements
Part IV Braiding for composites
13 Yarn damage during braiding of reinforcement fibres for composites
14 Pultrusion of braids
15 Braided carbon fibre composites
16 Exemplary Manufacturing process of braided ZASCHE manipulator in serial production
17 Braiding pultrusion of thermoplastic composites
Part V Modelling and Simulation
18 Overbraiding simulation
19 Finite Element Method (FEM) Modelling of overbraiding
20 Embedded Finite Element modelling approach for 3D Cartesian braid reinforced composites
21 Geometrical modelling and computational mechanics tools for braided structures
22 Structural and tensile behaviors of braided reinforcements: characterization and model
23 Investigations about the braiding angle and the cover factor of braided fabrics using image processing and symbolic math toolbox of Matlab
Dr Yordan Kyosev is Professor of textile materials, textile technology and quality management at the Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology, Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Germany. He has extensive expertise in both braiding technology and mathematical modelling of braided products, and is the author of numerous publications on braiding and the 2014 title Braiding Technology for Textiles. He is also the main developer of the leading braiding CAD software, Texmind Braider.