Integrative numerical techniques for fibre reinforced polymers – Journal Article


Waimer F., La Magna R., Knippers J.
Integrative numerical techniques for fibre reinforced polymers –
forming process and analysis of differentiated anisotropy.
Journal of the International Association for Shell and
Spatial Structures, 54/2013, 301-309,

In the current paper, the authors developed two different numerical methods for fibre reinforced polymers. The first method deals with the simulation of an innovative manufacturing process based on filament winding for glass and carbon fibre reinforced polymers. The second developed numerical method aims at modelling a high level of material complexity and allowing reciprocal confrontation with a geometric differentiated global structure. The developed numerical techniques served as a basis for the design and implementation of a Pavilion built on the campus of the University of Stuttgart in 2012 and could thus be tested and proved.

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