WIT Press


Opticom: A General-purpose Program For Calculation And Optimization Of Composite Structures

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM990581

Volume

22

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

873 kb

Author(s)

M. Khalil, E. Bakhiet & A. Khattab

Abstract

This paper provides an overview of the cabapilities, features and applications of the general-purpose program OPTICOM for calculation and optimization of composite structures. The problems related to long-fiber laminates, composites with randomly oriented short fibers, hybrids and sandwich structures can efficiently be treated. The program allows calculating mechanical and residual stresses and strains, stiffness and compliance matrices, strength coefficients, resonance frequencies and critical buckling loads. The optimization process utilizes three alternative algorithms and can be performed under multiple loads and combined static and dynamic constraints. The program c

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