Change in thickness in ACP(pre)

  • Last Post 19 November 2018
csup26 posted this 19 November 2018

I am trying to create the following geometry of a D-Spar using layers of UD E-glass. 

Front View of spar

Front View, Looking down D-Spar

Orthographic view of spar

Orthographic view



I am using the following outer shell model to stack the layers going towards the center.


I am trying to guide myself with working through ACP for the first time and get stumped when I get to the change in thickness of the left, pointed side of the spar. The thickness of the stackup is 5mm up until that point. I am not sure how to model the thicker part. All I can assume is there is some layer staggering and tapering involved. If anyone could guide me to a tutorial on either of those, or explain it in the replies, it would be helpful. I have done google searches and haven't found anything.

SandeepMedikonda posted this 19 November 2018

Hi, You should be able to find a few examples when you installed ACP. Do you see this folder (ACP Examples) in the start menu:

I think Tutorial 2 in there is what you are looking for:

Additionally, please see this post.