Triaxial Weaving 

Experiments

If you are looking for more basic triaxial weaving patterns, first see the introduction.

Angle variations

Many triaxial fabrics can be constructed with different angles betwee the fibres. Here is the first herringbone triaxial weave at an angle.


First herringbone triaxial weave

Here the angle between the tweening fibres has been adjusted to about 100 degrees. The ability to change the spacing between the fibres like this is important for some braiding techniques - where a triaxial fabric is used to reinforce a contoured surface.

There are many variations on the theme of triaxial weaving based on this idea.

Dense fabric construction

To recap, the Dense triaxial weave is this one:


Dense triaxial weave

This fabric can be thought of as three "sparse" triaxial weaves interwoven. If one of those three layers is removed, the result looks like this:


Dense triaxial weave - during construction

The remaining two "sparse" triaxial weaves are visible - and separate from one another. Here, a sheet of paper is inserted between them to illustrate the structure.One construction method is to then interweave a third layer in between the other two. Note that the layers all have the same chirality and you will avoid one possible type of construction mistake.


Sheared sparse triaxial weave

A sheared version of the Sparse triaxial weave.


Another variation

For the back of this fabric, see the page of rear views.


Another triaxial weave variation

For the back of this fabric, see the page of rear views.


Another triaxial weave variation

For the back of this fabric, see the page of rear views.


Another triaxial weave variation

For the back of this fabric, see the page of rear views.


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