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Optima – Optimisation for Abaqus composites

Optima is a collaboration project between GRM Consulting Ltd, Red Bull Advanced Technologies and McLaren aiming to develop and implement composite optimisation algorithms with the Abaqus non-linear solver.

Optima will develop the ability to derive composite ply shapes to meet multiple structural requirements through the capability to calculate 100,000s of design sensitivities derived from the non-linear model.

Collaborative Partners

GRM Consulting Limited (Lead)

Red Bull Advanced Technologies

McLaren

IDE people

James Williams

Monitoring Officer

£117k
total project spend

The project will make use of Industry leading expertise across automotive and motorsport sectors and will deliver unique non-linear ply shape optimisation capabilities, improving digital product development, with a truly international market appeal.

"OPTIMA aims to deliver technical advances in composite designs through the integration of a optimisation engine (OptiAssist) and the non-linear analysis of Abaqus, developing a product to meet the high aspirations of our technical partners and providing a step change in maximising material efficiency.” 

Martin Gambling,

Managing Director, GRM Consulting Ltd.

An IDE Funded Project

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