Due to laminate material properties that can be tailored almost continuously throughout structures, composite structures offer unmatched design potential.
However, this increased design freedom presents a range of new challenges for both the design process and the software used. This technical paper explores optimization technology that is well suited to exploiting the vast potential of composite materials.
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