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I hope you experts can help me out:

I have a braiding process in which a rod is wrapped around with braiding wires.

Pulling the rod is the linear velocity, spinning of the braiding wires around the rod is a circular movement.

Added together they form a helical movement.

The ratio of the circular movement and the linear movement, forms the pitch (angle) of the braiding wires on the rod. Very simple mathematics, so far.

We also can increase wire tension by adjusting brakes at the supply of the braiding wires.

But how to calculate the centripetal force of the braiding wires in the helical movement given on the rod?

In practice we see that at large pitches (big angles) the centripetal force becomes limited.

This is not the same at all diameters of the rod.

Can you help me out with some useful equations that link the centripetal force with the helical movement?

Thanks in advance and best regards,

Joost aka DjoeZty

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# How to calculate centripetal force in helical movement

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