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Multi-objective patch optimization with integrated kinematic draping simulation for continuous-discontinuous fiber-reinforced composite structures

 
: Fengler, Benedikt; Kärger, Luise; Henning, Frank; Hrymak, Andrew

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Journal of composites science 2 (2018), Nr.2, Art. 22, 19 S.
ISSN: 2504-477X
Englisch
Zeitschriftenaufsatz, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer ICT ()

Abstract
Discontinuous fiber-reinforced polymers (DiCoFRP) in combination with local continuous fiber reinforced polymers (CoFRP) provide both a high design freedom and high weight-specific mechanical properties. For the optimization of CoFRP patches on complexly shaped DiCoFRP structures, an optimization strategy is needed which considers manufacturing constraints during the optimization procedure. Therefore, a genetic algorithm is combined with a kinematic draping simulation. To determine the optimal patch position with regard to structural performance and overall material consumption, a multi-objective optimization strategy is used. The resulting Pareto front and a corresponding heat-map of the patch position are useful tools for the design engineer to choose the right amount of reinforcement. The proposed patch optimization procedure is applied to two example structures and the effect of different optimization setups is demonstrated.

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