Detailed course: Teaching Composite Analysis and Optimization

We do hope that the teaching material compiled herein will make your life as a teacher and instructor much easier. The teaching material in short, consists of:

  • PPTs (for your presentations while teaching in the classroom)
  • Reading material (PDFs) for your students` self learning
  • Tutorials - Handouts (PDFs) for your students
  • Model Files to practise

We know - from our own teaching experiences - that class notes can always be improved. Especially when teaching a rather complicated subject such as Composites Analysis & Optimization. Hence, we are very eager to learn more about your preferences and recommendations.

What is this teaching course about?
The focus of the teaching material contained in this class package is on how to simulate (i.e. model building, analysis, postprocess and optimize)  composite structures employing the Finite Element Program OptiStruct. The theory behind “composites” is deliberately excluded

Who is it for?
Students should have some first experiences (for sure they don't need to be experts) with HyperMesh (model building), OptiStruct (analysis and optimization) and HyperView (postprocessing).

The duration of this short course may vary between a few hours (illustration of the  workflow) up to 40 hours or more – strongly depending on the number of exercises, homework assignments, presentation and discussion of results and so on.

Course content

  • Introduction to Composite Materials
  • Analysis Basics
  • Composite Modeling
    • Exercise: Defining Composites in HyperMesh
    • Exercise: Difference between PCOMP and PCOMPG
    • Exercise: Creating Ply-based Laminates
    • Homework: T-Beam
  • Advanced Modeling
  • Postprocessing
  • Composite Optimization
    • Basics
    • Exercise: Bike Frame
    • Exercise: Carbon Fiber Shock Mount

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