A Case Study on Established and New Approaches for Optimized Laminate Design

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Author(s): Völkl H, Franz M, Wartzack S
Publication year: 2018
Conference Proceedings Title: ECCM18 - 18th European Conference on Composite Materials
Pages range: 1-8
Language: English


Abstract


Optimized laminate design, although crucial for high-quality lightweight parts, still remains a challenge for engineers. The high number of mutually dependent parameters requires expert skills – and really good designs can only be obtained when load paths are considered appropriately, which is frequently missed out on when simply replacing isotropic material by quasi-isotropic laminate. Therefore, both commercial software solutions and approaches from research have been put forward to support engineers at finding adequate layups. In this paper, using a bike rocker arm demonstrator, a lightweight benchmark under displacement constraint is conducted with the goal of reducing mass using three approaches: OptiStruct (Altair), mfkCODE (from research) and a combination of a specific topology optimization algorithm for transversely isotropic materials and mfkCODE. The resulting conceptual designs are discussed both quantitatively and qualitatively.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Franz, Michael
Lehrstuhl für Konstruktionstechnik
Völkl, Harald
Lehrstuhl für Konstruktionstechnik
Wartzack, Sandro Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Konstruktionstechnik


How to cite

APA:
Völkl, H., Franz, M., & Wartzack, S. (2018). A Case Study on Established and New Approaches for Optimized Laminate Design. In ECCM18 - 18th European Conference on Composite Materials (pp. 1-8). Athen, GR.

MLA:
Völkl, Harald, Michael Franz, and Sandro Wartzack. "A Case Study on Established and New Approaches for Optimized Laminate Design." Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Composite Materials, Athen 2018. 1-8.

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