Triaxial Braid Composite Modeling
A trend toward the use of fibrous composite materials is being made due to some of their inherent properties. The most notable being the high strength and stiffness to weigh ratio. To safely and accurately use these materials in design it is necessary to fully understand their behavior. As the orientation of the fibers gets more complex the behavior becomes more complicated. Research was aimed at coming up with an accurate method to predict failure in complex weaves. A triaxial braided composite was chosen to work with because there had already been extensive experimental research that defined ...
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