SIMULATION SUPPORTED DESIGN OF BRAIDED ROPES – STATE OF THE ART AND OPEN TASKS
This paper presents the evaluation of numerical algorithms and modern simulation tools for the design of braided ropes. A short summarized overview of the generalized algorithm for the creation of a braided geometry developed by Kyosev is given. Its application for the design of ropes with different braiding angles is tested. Evaluated is the sensitivity of the computation of the jamming states of one braid with different effective yarn diameter. Next, in the FEM Software LS-Dyna a few numerical experiments to simulate the tensile-elongation curve are reported and evaluated. Finally, the simulation of the braiding process for testing new machine configuration is applied and evaluated.
Author(s): A-M. Schmidt, Y. Kyosev, D.B. Aychilie