A simple MATLAB draping code for fiber-reinforced composites with application to optimization of manufacturing process parameters

Christian Krogh*, Brian L.V. Bak, Esben Lindgaard, Asbjørn M. Olesen, Sebastian M. Hermansen, Peter H. Broberg, Jørgen A. Kepler, Erik Lund, Johnny Jakobsen

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Abstract

This paper presents a simple code written in MATLAB for simulating and optimizing the draping of a composite material fabric onto a mold. Being simple and kinematically based, the algorithm can be used to predict the final fiber orientations after a fabric has adapted to a double-curved mold surface. These fiber orientations will in turn govern the mechanical properties of the composite part and a draping analysis is thus advantageous in connection with a structural analysis as well as manufacturing. The code is intended for educational purposes and can be found in the Appendix of the paper and on the repository at https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4316860 along with a Python implementation. After a description of the code, various extensions are introduced, including a framework for optimization of the draping parameters.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftStructural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
Vol/bind64
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)457-471
Antal sider15
ISSN1615-147X
DOI
StatusUdgivet - jul. 2021

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Funding Information:
The work presented in the paper took place as part of the MADEBLADES project funded by the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program, Grant No. 64019-0514.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature.

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