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Title: Mars Mission Research Center: Research in 3-D braiding

Textile reinforcements are a growing area in the field of composite materials. At the Mars Mission Research Center`s 3-D braiding laboratory researchers are investigating methods of machine automation and new structural geometries. Advances in machine automation are leading to increased production rates and higher quality products. The development of the 6-step process creates a fabric that incorporates the x-y-z structure within a 4-step braid. Physical testing of braided composites includes traditional static test methods as well as bearing, thread strength, and damage tolerance. With the recent acquisition of a 288 carrier 2-D braider, researchers are conducting more comparison studies between composites reinforced with 3-D structures and those made of 2-D fabrics (uniaxial, woven, and 2-D braids).
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
55367
Report Number(s):
CONF-9310328-
ISBN 1-56676-232-4; TRN: IM9525%%40
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1993 science and technology alliance materials conference, Greensboro, NC (United States), 27-29 Oct 1993; Other Information: PBD: 1995; Related Information: Is Part Of Science and technology alliance -- Materials conference `93; PB: 459 p.
Publisher:
Technomic Publishing Company, Inc., Lancaster, PA (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; FABRICATION; FIBERS; EPOXIDES; TEXTILES; MACHINERY; AUTOMATION; SHAPE; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES