When it comes to building long-lasting structures, the quality of the materials used plays a very important role. This is particularly why reinforcements have been introduced and used along with materials, such as concrete or metal, in the construction of engineering structures.
A particular reinforcement type, known as braided composite, is one of those reinforcements that have been newly introduced as reinforcement material used in engineering construction projects, including aerospace engineering. They have been found to not only significantly improve the overall quality of structures but also make them strong enough to fulfill the explicit demands that may be imposed on them, particularly from a sector like aerospace engineering.
Components of Braided Composites
Braided composites are typically made from fiber, which is the main reinforcement material, and matrix, which is the binding material. These materials, when used along with the main engineering materials, not only make the products more durable and long-lasting, but in the long run, braided composites help to guarantee the safety of structures. This is possible through the even distribution of load in a braided structure, increasing its impact resistance, and risks of cracking under elevated fatigue levels.
Applications of Braided Composites
Since the introduction of braided composites to engineering, they have gradually started finding applications in significant aerospace engineering products. Aircraft propellers, stator vanes in jet engines, aviation fan blades, and cases, are some of the major applications of braided composites.
As aerospace engineering is a very technical sector, care needs to be taken when constructing aerospace projects to ensure that the outcome is safe, functional, and durable. With the introduction of braided composites, however, these criteria are reasonably guaranteed.