Design of variable stiffness composites

Compliance (strain energy) optimization

ex. Simply-supported plate with a pressure load: Design methodology for variable stiffness composites: optimization using lamination parameters, conversion to fiber angles, and application of manufacturing limitations.


 ex. Open hole tensile loading: Application to 3D printing of short carbon fiber reinforced PLA material



 Critical buckling load maximization

ex. Compression of plate with fixed ends: Preliminary results of buckling optimization; optimum lamination parameters and fiber angles