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Optimization of a Filament Wound Hybrid Metal Composite Railway Axle Design Concept

Carra, Guido; Formaggioni, Davide; Johnson, Michael Sylvester; Mistry, Preetum Jayantilal; Bernasconi, Andrea; Bruni, Stefano


Guido Carra

Davide Formaggioni

Preetum Jayantilal Mistry

Andrea Bernasconi

Stefano Bruni



This paper presents a numerical design method to develop a mass-minimized winding sequence for carbon fiber reinforced tubes to be manufactured by filament winding. This method combines the use of Altair Optistruct Finite Element Solver and CADWIND V9 CAM software to develop a winding sequence to implicitly compensate for the loss of stiffness due to fiber intertwining. Hence, it was specifically built to solve a stiffness-driven mass optimization design task of a hybrid metal composite railway axle, in which the design constraints were imposed by a previously developed design solution. However, in theory, it could be applied to the design of composite shafts for various applications.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 27, 2022
Online Publication Date Mar 21, 2022
Publication Date Mar 21, 2022
Deposit Date Aug 26, 2022
Journal Applied Science and Engineering Progress
Print ISSN 2672-9156
Electronic ISSN 2673-0421
Publisher King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 15
Issue 2
Keywords General Engineering; General Chemical Engineering; General Computer Science
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