The developed new textile structure has a high potential for reinforcing shell components with complex load cases. By the additional load bearing direction within the fabric the general part stability can be increased significantly where usually, +/-45° layers have to be used. Especially for complex geometries where woven fabrics have to be used due to their good drapeability these +/-45° layers cause a lot of waste.
By using the developed triaxial fabrics this waste can be reduced by about 25 %. Additionally, the number of necessary process steps for the layup can be reduced due to the integrated fiber orientations.
Further investigations are also needed on this field. The machine setup has to be adapted for being able to realize the developed weave design. Additionally, more material combinations have to be investigated. For these materials, an extensive characterization of the fabric and composite properties is required for an industrial application. Based on these data, rules for a most efficient fabric design with optimized material efficiency have to be established.
An international PCT patent application has been filed. Further International applications are still possible. The invention could prove its feasibility in numerous experiments.
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