Advances in Braiding Technology

Advances in Braiding Technology

Specialized Techniques and Applications

1st Edition - March 12, 2016

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  • Editor: Y Kyosev
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081004265
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780081009260

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Braiding is the process of interlacing three or more threads or yarns in a diagonal direction to the product axis in order to obtain thicker, wider or stronger textiles or, in the case of overbraiding, in order to cover a profile. Braids are becoming the reinforcement of choice in composite manufacturing, and have found a range of technical applications in fields including medicine, candles, transport and aerospace. Building on the information provided in Prof. Kyosev’s previous book, Braiding Technology for Textiles, this important title covers advanced technologies and new developments for the manufacture, applications and modelling of braided products. Part One covers the braiding of three-dimensional profiles, and includes a detailed overview of three-dimensional braiding technologies as well as chapters devoted to specific kinds of 3D braiding. Part Two addresses specialist braiding techniques and applications, and includes chapters reviewing the use of braids for medical textiles and candles. Part Three focuses on braiding techniques for ropes and Part Four reviews braiding for composites. The final part of the book considers modelling and simulation, and covers topics including overbraiding simulation, Finite Element Method (FEM) modelling and geometrical modelling.

Key Features

  • Covers advanced braiding techniques, technical applications, and modelling and simulation of braided textiles.
  • Focused on the needs of the textile industry by offering suitable breadth and depth of coverage of a range of braiding manufacturing technology, applications and modelling techniques in a single volume.
  • Written by an eminent team of authors, composed of leading scientists and developers in the field who have a wealth of relevant, first-hand experience in braiding, and edited by a high-profile editor who is an expert in his field.


R&D engineers and managers in the textile, composites, ropes, medical and other industries; postgraduate students and academic researchers in textile and materials science

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Part I Braiding of three-dimensional profiles

    1 An overview of three-dimensional braiding technologies

    2 3D hexagonal braiding

    3 3D maypole braiding

    4 Cartesian 3D braiding

    Part II Specialist braiding techniques and applications

    5 Partial carrier occupation of maypole braiding machines

    6 An overview of braiding structures in medical textiles: fibre based implants and tissue engineering

    7 Braids in candles

    8 Lever arm (rapid) braiding

    Part III Braiding techniques for ropes

    9 Manufacturing techniques for braided ropes

    10 Rope finishing for braided ropes

    11 Mechanical properties of braided Ropes as textile machine elements

    12 Operational stability testing of braided textile machine elements

    Part IV Braiding for composites

    13 Yarn damage during braiding of reinforcement fibres for composites

    14 Pultrusion of braids

    15 Braided carbon fibre composites

    16 Exemplary Manufacturing process of braided ZASCHE manipulator in serial production

    17 Braiding pultrusion of thermoplastic composites

    Part V Modelling and Simulation

    18 Overbraiding simulation

    19 Finite Element Method (FEM) Modelling of overbraiding

    20 Embedded Finite Element modelling approach for 3D Cartesian braid reinforced composites

    21 Geometrical modelling and computational mechanics tools for braided structures

    22 Structural and tensile behaviors of braided reinforcements: characterization and model

    23 Investigations about the braiding angle and the cover factor of braided fabrics using image processing and symbolic math toolbox of Matlab

Product details

  • No. of pages: 608
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2016
  • Published: March 12, 2016
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081004265
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780081009260

About the Editor

Y Kyosev

Yordan Kyosev is the Head of the Chair of Assembly Technology for Textile Products, and Professor at the Institute of Textile Machinery and High-Performance Material Technology at Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany. He is the main developer of the world’s first CAD braiding software packages TexMind Braider and Texmind Braiding Machine Configurator, and provides regular industrial courses and consulting for braiding ( He was also the main organizer of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Braiding Colloquiums in Möchengladbach (2014, 2016, 2018). His research focuses on advanced modelling and processing methods for high performance textiles, and he is seen as a leading expert in braiding machinery and technology worldwide.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Textile Materials, Textile Technology and Quality Management, Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology, Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Germany

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