Design of plates with curved fibre format

  title={Design of plates with curved fibre format},
  author={Aleksander Muc and Agnieszka Ulatowska},
Abstract Benefits of directional properties of fibre reinforced composites could be fully utilized by proper placement of the fibres in their optimal spatial orientations. This paper investigates an application of the Rayleigh–Ritz method for design of variable stiffness composite laminates. Local fibre orientation angles are treated as continuous design variables, and their spatial distribution is determined based on an optimality criterion formulation for minimum compliance design. Numerical… CONTINUE READING