Laminate Analysis Program (LAP)

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LAP
 

LAP is a Windows software tool for the analysis and design of composite material laminates.

Several years of active presence in the international composites community have established LAP as the most user friendly and powerful tool in its class. LAP is used by designers and researchers alike in more than 25 countries across the world.

LAP was the first ever commercial software application on PCs worldwide to offer composite laminate analysis with a graphical user interface. Others have followed on our footsteps to develop similar software, but LAP remains the chosen solution for thousands of users in industry and academia. It is not by chance that Airbus UK chose the revolutionary LAP 3.0F in the 90's as their standard composite laminate analysis tool for a number of projects.

 
 
 

What does LAP do?

The Laminate Analysis Program can be used to analyse any type of composite laminate subjected to in-plane and transverse loads and moments. The flat laminate has no fixed size apart from its thickness, so that the analysis can be applied to any composite component, at a location where loadings or deformations are known.

Typically, the software is used in preliminary design for tailoring a stacking sequence, then analysing the composite component with other methods such as finite elements, and finally optimising the design by inspecting the laminate behaviour layer by layer.

Key Benefits

  • The simplicity of the analysis ensures universal applicability, since it is not limited by structural shape. Typically, the software is used in preliminary design for tailoring a stacking sequence, then analysing the composite component with other methods such as finite elements, and finally optimising the design by inspecting the laminate behaviour layer by layer.
  • The software maintains its emphasis on ease of use and fast, efficient, robust solvers. The graphical interface for data manipulation and for inspection of results guarantees instant familiarity and in-depth understanding of composite laminate behaviour.
  • The program's powerful features make it an ideal tool for the demanding expert, yet a newcomer to composites can complete simple tasks within minutes. It is characteristic that the software is used by industry in aerospace, ship building, car racing, etc., as well as in academic and professional teaching courses.