Post-buckling and large displacements analysis of variable stiffness composites
Reference persons ALFONSO PAGANI
Research Groups 26- MUL2
Description During the past decades, composite materials have permitted the reduction of the aircraft structural weight. Recently, novel manufacturing techniques like Automated Fiber Placement (AFP), Automated Tape Laying (ATL), etc., introduced the possibility of steering fibers with a variable orientation within the single lamina, leading to the so-called Variable Angle Tow (VAT) composites. This variable orientation increases the number of design variables, but also allows to tailor the structural response with unprecedented possibilities.
In this MSc thesis, the student will investigate the post-buckling regime of VAT composite plates and/or shells. Moreover, manufacturing defects can be further included in the numerical model and understand their effect on the overall response of the structure.
Deadline 06/02/2024 PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA