Filament Winding
A Unified Approach

By Sotiris Koussios
December 2004
Delft University Press
ISBN: 9040725519
400 pages, Illustrated, 6 " x 9 "
$110.00 Paper Original


This Ph.D. dissertation presents an overview and comprehensive treatment of several facets of the filament winding process. With the concepts of differential geometry and the theory of thin anisotropic shells of revolution, a parametric shape generator has been formulated for the design procedure of optimal composite pressure vessels in particular.

The mathematical description of both geodesic and non-geodesic roving trajectories has been presented, including a proposal for a mandrel shape that facilitates the experimental procedure for the determination of the coefficient of friction. In addition, an overview of several (non-) geodesic trajectories is here given. Furthermore, an algorithm for the automatic generation of suitable winding patterns has been outlined, in combination with several pattern optimization strategies.



Materials Science

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