Handbook of Advances in Braided Composite Materials - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081003695, 9780081003770

Handbook of Advances in Braided Composite Materials

1st Edition

Theory, Production, Testing and Applications

Authors: Jason Carey
eBook ISBN: 9780081003770
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081003695
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 13th September 2016
Page Count: 496
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Handbook of Advances in Braided Composite Materials: Theory, Production, Testing and Applications focuses on the fundamentals of these materials and their associated technology. It provides a one-stop resource that outlines all the significant issues about structural braiding, providing readers with the means by which to produce, test, and design braided composite material structures. It documents the latest research findings into these advanced materials and provides new ideas to encourage greater use of the technology.

Key Features

  • Introduces new modeling and testing procedures
  • Presents up-to-date technology developments and recent research findings
  • Provides both an Android and IPhone App to support design criteria


Industrial manufacturers of braided composites, academic researchers working in the design and development of braided composites, professional engineers and postgraduate students

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 Working with the enclosed composite apps

Part 1: Manufacturing and Advanced Testing of Braided Composite Materials

3 Manufacturing Processes for Braided Composite Materials

4 Advanced Testing of Braided Composite Materials

Part 2: Predicting Properties and Designing Braided Composite Materials

5 Modeling Braided Composite Materials introduction

6 Micromechanics for Braided Composite Materials

7 Ply Mechanics for Braided Composite Materials

8 Macromechanics for Braided Composite Materials

9 Advances in 2D and 3D Braided Composite Materials Modeling

10 Design of Braided Composite Materials

Part 3: The Next Generation of Braided Composite Materials: Applications (Carey, Ayranci et al)

11 Shape memory composites

12 Nano-structures in braids

13 Electrospinning

14 Braidtrusion

15 Green braids


Contributing Chapter Authors:

Dr. Cagri Ayranci obtained his BSc and MSc from the University of Ottawa with a focus on the instrumentation of concrete structures. He earned his PhD at the University of Alberta, during which he focused on 2D braided composites. He is currently an assistant professor and the director of the multifunctional-fibrous-composites laboratory.

Benjamin Cheung is a PhD student at the University of Alberta in Mechanical Engineering. His research focuses on the elastic modeling of braided composites, with experience in braid manufacture and mechanical testing.

Alexander Hunt is an MSc student in mechanical engineering working on developing a quality control image processing system for manufacturing braided textiles. 

Marcus Ivey has an MSc in mechanical engineering and a BSc in materials engineering. He has research experience in the areas of polymers and polymer-composite materials, with a focus on characterization and testing.

Garrett Melenka is a PhD candidate at the University of Alberta in Mechanical Engineering. Garrett’s research focus is on the design, manufacture and evaluation of tubular braided composites. 

Dr. Michael Munro is Professor Emeriti of Mechanical Engineering at University of Ottawa. His expertise is in composite material design and testing, focusing on braided and filament wound composites.

Dr. Frank Ko is the Director of the Advanced Fibrous Materials Laboratory and Canada Research Chair (Tier1) Professor of Advanced Fibrous Materials in the Department of Materials Engineering at the University of British Columbia. He has co-authored four books, 33 book chapters, and presented/ published over 450 papers in the engineering design of fibrous structures for medical, industrial and composite applications

Dr. Christopher Pastore, Ph.D. is Professor of Transdisciplinary Studies at Philadelphia University. He is an award winning, internationally recognized expert in the field of textiles and textile composites. His research has been used in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical, architectural and energy.

Dr. J.H. (Johan) van Ravenhorst is a self-employed professional offering circular braiding process simulation and -consultancy. Previously he modeled composite production processes at the University of Twente. Interests include programming, renewable energy technologies and energy storage.

Dr. Remko Akkerman, is Professor and Research Director of the Thermoplastic Composites Research Center, University of Twente.


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About the Author

Jason Carey

Jason P. Carey is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada. His composite material-based research has led to numerous critical findings translated in over 30 peer-reviewed high impact, top-ranked journal and conference papers. His research team focus on understanding the fundamental behaviour of braided composite materials for biomedical to structural applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

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