TAPASIn recent years, a number of Dutch companies and institutes has specialized in developing and applying new thermoplastic composite materials and associated technology. Thermoplastic materials are already used in industry, but the number of primary structure applications is still limited. In TAPAS we try to expand the application of such structures in a wider range. The structural optimization of thermoplastic composites is another significant goal of the project.
The main research interests are:
- Computational structural optimization
- Topology optimization
- Nonlinear mechanics
- Finite Element Analysis