Structural Design for Freeform Fabrication using Composite Materials
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Advances in the development of methods to Perform topology optimization offer the ability to design novel structures composed of dense composite materials. These structures, which possess superior mechanical proPerties, can only be produced through the use of layered manufacturing techniques. In this paper, we demonstrate a technique for the design of layered structures composed of composite materials. In addition, this procedure allows the design of the composite materials used for fabrication of such components on a microstructural level.