ID 1581


Thermal Expansion in 3-D Braided Fiber Composites:

Experimental and Numerical Results



Wei Cheng, Shougen Zhao and Zhenguo Liu

Solid Mechanics Research Center, Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics,

Beijing, China  (100083)

Zhihai Feng, Chengzhao Yao, and Ruilian Yu

Aerospace Research Institute of Material and Processing Technology, Beijing, China100076


Keywords: 3-D four step braided, fiber hexprismyarn diagonal brick cell, fiber yarn,

effective thermal expansion coefficient, finite element