Document Type : ResearchPaper


Shahid Beheshti University



Development in the aerospace industry is linked to the continuous pursuit for lightweight designs. Open-architecture composite structures are a new and novel use of composites for minimal weight component design. It is reasonable to use efficient and advanced techniques such as radial braiding in manufacturing of composite lattice tubular structures. In this article an aerospace composite lattice tubular structure with a braided reinforcement system is studied. A method is developed to determine the parameters of the preform reinforcement. A new process has been created for the manufacture of lattice structure with a braided reinforcement system. A methodology has been developed for determining the technological parameters of radial braiding. A sample structure is manufactured and tested. Experimental studies of lattice structure samples were carried out in order to verify the methods for determining mechanical, structural, and technological parameters.


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