AUTOMATED OPTIMIZER FOR MATERIAL, LAMINATE, TAPER, WEIGHT, AND LAYUP
You can design your own, like what you did in your strength of materials: just put in load/geometry. Our tools will do the rest. With master ply, one-constant stiffness and strength, you will have a general solution. Lam search takes over and selects the best double-double in [±F/±Y] laminate, the taper to reduce weight, and the simplest 1-axis layup along the x- or y-axis, no cross-plying. A new ply material can be scaled; no need to re-calculate. Excel- and/or ANSYS-based program is free that includes intuitive user interface, and layup outputs for optimum taper to reduce cost of fabrication. This is not the same old, same old: a new DD structure either converted from your current design, or a new one, with lower weight/cost than you can imagine.
Speakers with hands-on/original experience: Tsai, Cimini, Melo
(Stanford U.), Guin (NASA), Riccio (U. Campania), Di Caprio (Italian
Aerospace Research Centre), Sihn (U. Dayton Research Institute),
Miravete (Why Composites?), Nelson (State U. of New York, New Paltz),
Arteiro (U. Porto), Cai (Concordia U.), Phenisee (U. Washington)