Title: Universal Carpet Plots for Stiffness and Strength Design of Carbon/Epoxy Laminates
Abstract: This paper describes “universal” carpet plots, where a single carpet plot suffices for preliminary design of composite structures using a broad class of materials such as carbon/polymer in general, including all grades of carbon fibers and all varieties of polymer matrices. In addition to carpet plots for stiffness, this paper proposes a novel methodology for developing universal carpet plots for strength and applying them for preliminary design of composite structures. With the availability of universal carpet plots for both stiffness and strength, the designer is free to come up with preliminary designs using a universal material; then change the material selection easily after the preliminary design is completed, just by making minor adjustments. A further advantage is that the proposed carpet plots are based on a small material property dataset.
Authors: Ever J. Barbero
Conference: CAMX 2017 –Orlando