Composite Analysis

Composites Maximize Design Potential

Quartus has extensive experience in the analysis of composite structures. Areas of expertise include:


Analysis-Driven Design

  • Laminates
  • Sandwich panels (aluminum, kevlar, nomex honeycomb, foam)
  • Bulk molded components


  • Laminate thickness
  • Ply orientation
  • Min. weight, min. frequency, stiffness


  • Static
  • Dynamic (transient/shock/vibration)
  • Impact and bird strike
  • Thermal (distortion, dimensional stability, thermal stress)
  • Hygroscopic

Software Tools

  • MSC Nastran
  • NX Nastran
  • Abaqus, Wound Composite Modeler
  • Altair OptiStruct



  • Spacecraft (antenna reflectors, bus structures)
  • Optical systems (telescopes, optical benches, baffles)
  • Launch vehicles (primary structure, nozzles, casings)
  • Aircraft (primary structure - wings, ailerons, spoilers, ducts, radomes)
  • COPVs
  • Avionics (laminate and BMC enclosures)
  • Automotive (suspension components)
  • Biomedical (prosthetics)
  • Sporting goods

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Who We Are

Quartus Engineering Incorporated was founded in 1997 to provide quality advanced engineering services. Quartus specializes in the design and analysis of mechanical systems using computer-aided technologies. We are committed to serving the needs of the engineering community in a timely and cost-effective manner. Download our brochure.

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