Paper number 1178


H.Saito1, M.Sakaguchi1, K.Kameo1, H.Hamada1, M.Iwamoto1, A.Nakai2, N.Takeda2, T.Uozumi3, and Y.Hisa3

1Division of Advanced Fibro-Science, Kyoto Institute of Technology,
Matsuga-saki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8585, Japan
2University of Tokyo, Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 153-8904, Japan
3Murata Machinery, ltd., 136, Takeda-Mukaishiro-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, 612-8686, Japan

Summary The crushing energy absorption properties of braided composite rods were studied. Braided composite rods showed the characteristic fracture mode generally called as progressive crushing. For an actual application, we used rods fabricated by braided pultrusion process (BPP) which could fabricate products with constant cross-sectional shape continuously. We introduced crushing effects of braided rods with triggered jigs for a curtailment of the processing costs.
Keywords braided pultrusion process (BPP), energy absorption properties, progressive crushing, Es value, triggered jig, restraint of cost, load shift stability, fracture mechanism.

Theme : Textiles ; Braided Structures

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