closed braid

closed braid

[¦klōzd ′brād]
(mathematics)
A modification of a braid in which plane curves are added that connect each of the n points on one of the parallel lines specified in the definition of the braid to one of the n points on the other in such a way that no two of these curves intersect or terminate at the same point, and the parallel lines themselves are deleted.
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You can then pull the bottom bar around and glue it to the top bar, connecting the strings in corresponding locations on the bars to form a closed braid.
A closed braid with given parameters serves as the boundary of a wrinkled disk with a particular type of folding and layering.
The greatest barrier for widespread acceptance of TPVs in closed braid hose constructions has been due to the lack of adhesion to the reinforcing braid.
Since the reinforcing braid in a closed braid construction is the major contributing component to the overall pressure rating of the hose, it is imperative to protect it from damaging elements.