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Volume 153, 2018The 4th International Conference on Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering (ICMME 2017)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Systems|
|Published online||26 February 2018|
Structural Characterization of Hexagonal Braiding Architecture Aided by 3D Printing
College of Mechanical Engineering, Donghua University, 201620 Shanghai, China
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, S7N 5A9 Saskatoon, Canada
3 Department of Materials Engineering, University of British Columbia, V6T 1Z4 Vancouver, Canada
Hexagonal braiding method has the advantages of high shape compatibility, interlacing density and high volume fraction. Based on hexagonal braiding method, a hexagonal preform was braided. Then, by following the characteristics of repeatability and concentricity of hexagonal braided preform, the printed geometry structure was got in order to understand and optimize geometric structure to make it more compact like the braided geometric structure. Finally, the unit cells were defined with hexagonal prism to analyze the micro-geometric structure of hexagonal braided preform.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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