This paper reports on a design study assessing the impact of laminate manufacturing constraints on the structural performance and weight of composite stiffened panels. The study demonstrates that maximizing ply continuity results in weight penalties, while various geometric constraints related to manufacture and repair can be accommodated without significant weight penalties, potentially generating robust flexible designs.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2011|
|Event||18th International Conference on Composite Materials - Jeju, Korea, Korea, Republic of|
Duration: 21 Aug 2011 → 26 Aug 2011
|Conference||18th International Conference on Composite Materials|
|Country||Korea, Republic of|
|Period||21/08/2011 → 26/08/2011|