A.N. Vu MSc (Ngoc Anh)

PhD Candidate

About Me

Since 08.2019

Ph.D. student at the chair of Production Technology, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente.

10.2016 - 03.2019

Master studies of Simulation Sciences at RWTH Aachen University, Germany.

09.2009 - 08.2015

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Thai Nguyen University of Technology (TNUT), Vietnam.


Vu, A. N. , & Akkerman, R. (2022). Yarn interaction in an enhanced kinematic model of the triaxial overbraiding process. Poster session presented at 5th International Symposium on Automated Composites Manufacturing, ACM 2022, Bristol, United Kingdom.
Vu, A. N. , Grouve, W. J. B. , de Rooij, M. B. , & Akkerman, R. (2022). Experimental and numerical investigation of frictional behavior of carbon yarns for over-braiding conditions. 7. Abstract from 14th International Conference on Textile Composites, TexComp 2022, Kyoto, Japan.
Vu, A. T., Helmig, T. , Vu, A. N., Frekers, Y., Grunwald, T., Kneer, R., & Bergs, T. (2020). Numerical and experimental determinations of contact heat transfer coefficients in nonisothermal glass molding. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 103(2), 1258-1269. https://doi.org/10.1111/jace.16756
Vu, A. T. , Vu, A. N., Grunwald, T., & Bergs, T. (2020). Modeling of thermo-viscoelastic material behavior of glass over a wide temperature range in glass compression molding. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 103(4), 2791-2807. https://doi.org/10.1111/jace.16963

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Numerical Simulation of The Over-braiding Process.

Braiding is one of the oldest textile manufacturing technologies. It is a suitable process for manufacturing reproducible preforms for resin transfer molding. The method provides a fast fibre lay-down due to the simultaneous fibre deposition. The highly interlaced structure of braids makes it possible to cover components with sharp curvatures and non-circular cross-sections, varying along the length of the component.

Important parameters characterizing yarn alignment are the braiding angle and the spacing between the yarns. The prediction of these parameters is not straight forward due to the high number of process parameters and the arbitrary geometric shape of the braided part. Furthermore, these process parameters also need to be adapted to achieve certain preform properties. Thus, a numerical simulation of the braiding process is necessary. It is a promising method to avoid time-consuming and cost-intensive braiding tests with subsequent analysis of the preform.


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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room NH118
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  NH118
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands