Aero optimal have embarked on the creation of a software tool that ‘optimises’ metallic & composite structures with curved stiffened/sandwich panels. These types of composite structures are typically employed on all CAT 'A' aircraft wing, fuselage, high-lift devices & empennage structures.
By optimisation we mean the creation of minimum weight structures satisfying multiple certification criteria in a cost efficient manner. This process moves from initial concept, geometrical layout and initial loading through to a fully configured minimum weight solution satisfying the required strength & stiffness tailoring criteria.
The advantage of using such a software tool is that it requires the minimum number of design & stress iterations to achieve an industrial solution for the minimum weight, time & cost.
The mathematical modelling embedded in the software is complemented by multi objective analytical optimisation solutions.