Optimal structural arrangements of multilayer helical assemblies

Nikolaos Karathanasopoulos, Panagiotis Angelikopoulos

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We report a quantitative framework to guide the braiding pattern design of multilayer helical assemblies. We optimize the structural pattern so as to maximize the construction's resistance to axial loads and concurrently minimize its torsional propensity. To that extent, we consider helical assemblies comprised of up to five layers, for which we identify favorable structural patterns, providing a database that covers most practical applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Axial strain
  • Helical assembly
  • Numerical simulation
  • Optimal design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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