With the usage of fiber reinforced composite materials entering a bold new era, the industry has seen a range of recent advancements (including ply draping consideration and zone-based free-size manufacturing constraints).
In this paper we provide a detailed overview of these advancements and of a comprehensive process for design optimization of composite structures. The process consists of three optimization phases, all of which are thoroughly explored within the paper.
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