Energy Absorption Properties of Braided Composite Rods
Pultrusion is one of the most cost effective methods for straight long products. As most of reinforcing fibers are oriented in the longitudinal direction in the pultrusion products, longitudinal mechanical property is far superior to transverse one. Braiding technology has the capability to control both mechanical properties in the longitudinal and transverse directions by changing fiber orientation angle automatically by braiding machine. In order to expand the application of the pultrusion rod, improving its specific energy absorption property by reinforcement of braid structure was investigated. It was clarified that braided structure had an effect on reducing the deformation in radial direction and making progressive crushing and improving specific energy absorption property by braiding at low cost.
Authors: Shuhei Yasuda, Yuki Takagaki, Nobuyoshi Kajioka, Hiroaki Yamada, Yuqiu Yang, Tadashi Uozumi and Hiroyuki Hamada
Conference: CAMX 2016 – Anaheim