Optimal design of rational fiber orientation for variable stiffness plywood-plastic plate – numerical and experimental investigations

Girts Frolovs, Janis Sliseris, Karlis Rocens, Vadims Goremikins


The new optimization method of outer layer fiber directions and concentrations of plywood plate with glass fiber-vinyl ester resin outer layers are proposed. The method minimizes structural compliance. It consists of two phases. The fiber directions are optimized in the first phase and concentrations in the second phase. The increase of stiffness is about 30% of plate with optimized fiber direction and concentration comparing to similar non-optimized plate.


Plywood, Glass fiber, fiber orientation, fiber concentration, minimal compliance, optimization method

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DOI: 10.7250/iscconstrs.2014.06


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