WIT Press

Extending Filament Winding Capabilities Towards Obstacle Integration

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP960241

Volume

10

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

765 kb

Author(s)

M. Lossie & D. Vandepitte

Abstract

Although filament winding is a versatile manufacturing process, it has to cope with inherent boundary conditions which significantly restrict the tailoring potential and the integration possibilities in its products. To optimise the integration of obstacles within filament wound components, a methodology has been developed based on semi-geodesic winding. Maximum friction is applied to minimise fibre path disturbance around the obstacle, thereby integrating the obstacle in a controlled way. In this paper the obstacle integration methodology will be described and preliminary validation results discussed. I. Introduction A major advantage of composites over metals is their potential to tailor components to suit performanc

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