Wrappability of Curves on Surfaces
ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WATERVLIET NY BENET LABS
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In this report, conditions are derived under which a path on a general smooth surface is wrappable or capable of receiving an essentially one- dimensional flexible filament under tension that clings to the surface throughout its length and does not slip. Wrappability considerations are of practical importance in the fabrication of filament-wound composite pressure vessels, for instance. The general wrappability conditions derived are applied to two special cases general cylinders and general surfaces of revolution.
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