Composites part a-applied science and manufacturing vol:35 issue:2 pages:197-212
This paper (Part II) provides the continuation of 'Filament Winding Part I'. The main issue in Part II is the formulation and solution of the kinematic equations associated with filament winding. The basic geometry is a generic one; this implies that the method presented here should be suitable to deal with every possible winding machine configuration. However, in order to create a well-determined solution, various assumptions have been made, mainly regarding the coupling between the involved machine movements (translations and rotations). These couplings should preferably be derived by optimisation techniques. The solution method presented here can be characterised by robustness, improved accuracy and short calculation times. These properties make the method suitable for optimisation purposes. The obtained results clearly indicate that for a particular wound object geometry, the most suitable winding machine configuration is not always the lathe winder. In addition, the use of a lathe winder without cross-carriage is generally not feasible due to excessive feed eye translations. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.