Paper number 1336

MULTIAXIAL COMPOUND WEAVE METHOD FOR PREFORMS

Angela Durie1, Ross Griffith2, Alan Tomlinson3

1Design Systems Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, 2052, Australia
2Griffith Services, 20 Hutchinson Street, Bardwell Park, NSW, 2207, Australia
3Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, 2052, Australia

Summary This paper discloses a novel method and apparatus for integrally weaving a dense sheet of parallel 45 fibre on the surface of woven structures. The additional 45 fibre has been incorporated onto a range of compound three-dimensional structures by means of a new device, which was developed for use with conventional weaving looms. The additional fibre forms a contiguous plane of 45 fibre, while the configuration of the underlying structure remains substantially undisturbed. Three-dimensional multiaxial structures have been successfully produced using high performance fibres including carbon and glass, which require special processing considerations.
Keywords textile preform, multiaxial, weave, lappet, bias.

Theme : Textiles ; Preform Processing and Testing

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