Finite Element Analysis of Braided Corrugated Hoses with Multiple Layers of Individual Braid Wires Using an ANSYS Implicit Solver - White Paper

This white paper demonstrates the ANSYS® implicit software package is robust for performing finite element analysis of multi-layered braided corrugated hoses. This paper outlines the methodology for creating and analyzing three-dimensional finite element hose models consisting of an inner metallic corrugated tube or flexible bellows which is surrounded by either a single braid layer or multiple braid layers of helically wound, circular, individual metallic wires.