Interface Laminates

Interface laminates are used to define complex laminated structures that wrap around corners.

Interface laminates specify how the sublaminates of the structure are joined.

The stack direction for the sublaminates of an interface laminate is in the direction of the element's normal. An interface within an interface laminate defines which plies of two sublaminates touch, or interface, with each other. The exact stacking sequence of the plies of the sublaminates is determined by which two plies of the sublaminates are specified in the interface.

Each sublaminate stacked within an interface laminate must have at least one interface definition.

The following image displays an interface laminate definition for a typical T junction.

Figure 1.