3D Textile Reinforcements for High-Performance Rotors

  1. Dr. P. J. Winkler
  1. Werner Hufenbach1,
  2. Georg Archodoulakis1,
  3. Lothar Kroll1,
  4. Albert Langkamp1,
  5. Hartmut Rödel2 and
  6. Claudia Herzberg2

Published Online: 23 DEC 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527606025.ch27

Materials for Transportation Technology, Volume 1

Materials for Transportation Technology, Volume 1

How to Cite

Hufenbach, W., Archodoulakis, G., Kroll, L., Langkamp, A., Rödel, H. and Herzberg, C. (2000) 3D Textile Reinforcements for High-Performance Rotors, in Materials for Transportation Technology, Volume 1 (ed P. J. Winkler), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527606025.ch27

Editor Information

  1. DaimlerChrysler AG, Forschung und Technologie, Postfach 800 465, 81663 München, Germany; Tel.: 089–607 22393; Fax: 089–607 28627

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institut für Leichtbau und Kunststoffiechnik (ILK), Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany

  2. 2

    Institut für Textil- und Bekleidungstechnik (ITB), Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 DEC 2005
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2000

Book Series:

  1. EUROMAT 99

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527301249

Online ISBN: 9783527606023



  • transportation technology;
  • materials;
  • aerospace applications;
  • high-performance rotors;
  • 3D textile reinforcements


Textile reinforced composites offer high potential for a load-adapted design of lightweight rotors in high-performance applications. Therefore, modified calculation methods have been applied to optimally exhaust the material anisotropy and tailorability of the rotor structure to fulfill the individual technical demands. The developed and experimentally verified calculation methods are an efficient tool for purposeful parameter studies within the design and optimization process of enhanced 3D-textile reinforced composite rotors. Using this tool, especially laminated uni- and bi-directionally reinforced rotors have been analyzed; additionally important differences in the mechanical behavior of laminated and wound rotors have been found.