WIT Press

Computer Integrated Design Optimisation Of Filament Wound Parts

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP960261

Volume

10

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

977 kb

Author(s)

J. De Carvalho, M. Lossie, D. Vandepitte & H. Van Brussel

Abstract

Computer integrated design optimisation of fila- ment wound parts J. De Carvalho, M. Lossie, D. Vandepitte, H. Van Brussel Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Department of Mechanical Engi- neering, Division of Production Engineering, Machine Design and Automation, PMA, Leuven, Belgium Abstract A computer integrated environment has been developed around the filament winding process encompassing design as well as manufacturing. The design facilities cover geometrical design in a commercially available CAD system, fibre path and winding pattern calculations in the computer code CAWAR, and laminate design using these fibre paths as input to FEA analysis. This paper presents and discusses the methodologies applied to the laminate design optimisation within this environment, with emphasis on the use of semi geodesies. A first methodology concerns the optimisation of individual paths. Following this methodology fibres are placed in the most appropriate directions towards u

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