The incorporation of any Finite Element solver is enabled based on tailored interfaces for SimuOpt. This implies that established simulation software can be used.
During the optimization step, the optimized stacking sequence is determined based on a reserve factor. Based on this factor, the part is divided into quasi-isotropic, bidirectional, and unidirectional areas (QI, BD, UD). Subsequently, a clustering step combines areas with similar fiber orientations to larger patches, minimizing the number of different stacking sequences. The only material data needed are the elastic properties of the material to be stacked.