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Recent Advances on the Design Automation for Performance-Optimized Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Components

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50, Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798, Singapore
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J. Compos. Sci. 2020, 4(2), 61; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcs4020061
Received: 4 May 2020 / Revised: 29 May 2020 / Accepted: 29 May 2020 / Published: 29 May 2020
Advanced manufacturing techniques, such as automated fiber placement and additive manufacturing enables the fabrication of fiber-reinforced polymer composite components with customized material and structural configurations. In order to take advantage of this customizability, the design process for fiber-reinforced polymer composite components needs to be improved. Machine learning methods have been identified as potential techniques capable of handling the complexity of the design problem. In this review, the applications of machine learning methods in various aspects of structural component design are discussed. They include studies on microstructure-based material design, applications of machine learning models in stress analysis, and topology optimization of fiber-reinforced polymer composites. A design automation framework for performance-optimized fiber-reinforced polymer composite components is also proposed. The proposed framework aims to provide a comprehensive and efficient approach for the design and optimization of fiber-reinforced polymer composite components. The challenges in building the models required for the proposed framework are also discussed briefly. View Full-Text
Keywords: fiber-reinforced polymer; deep learning; composite microstructure; stress analysis; topology optimization fiber-reinforced polymer; deep learning; composite microstructure; stress analysis; topology optimization
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Boon, Y.D.; Joshi, S.C.; Bhudolia, S.K.; Gohel, G. Recent Advances on the Design Automation for Performance-Optimized Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Components. J. Compos. Sci. 2020, 4, 61.

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