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Continuous fiber composite materials offer dramatic opportunities for producing lightweight laminates with tremendous performance capabilities. This article describes the kinematics of fabric deformation and explains the algorithms used in draping simulation. It discusses the basic components, such as laminate and ply, of continuous fiber composite. The article provides information on core sample and ply analysis. It describes producibility, flat-pattern evaluations, and laminate surface offset. The article provides a discussion on various interfaces, such as structural analysis interface, resin transfer molding interface, fiber placement and tape-laying interface, and laser projection interface.

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