Filament Winding Pattern

Fiber Orientations are Significant

Ensuring the optimum fiber orientation generally requires proper analysis and algorithm. This can require either a finite element analysis and experience with composite materials. When requirements of properties and dimensions are known, the optimum orientation of the fibres on the mandrel becomes crucial.

Creating the Pattern

When it comes to creating patterns with the desired orientations, algorithms or commercial software can be used. In both ways, the fundamental theory is the same that fibres must be oriented by considering the parameters, such as width, slippage, thickness and angle.

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