Composite Design and Software for FRP Structures and Laminates
We are composites specialists and a design house that specializes in FRP/composite design. We mostly work with engineering firms and manufacturers. Working with a composite design is a very esoteric skill. We have been working with and designing with FRP and composites since 1998. FiberDesign offers designs for both FRP Structures and Laminate projects. Please feel free to visit the site pages for details. Finally, any questions, please drop us a note or call.
Note: Updated 11/08/2023
What we do
FRP / Composites Design
Contract CADD for detailing on your design (we check the design too)
Laminate Design for glass, carbon or aramids using FEA Analysis and/or by spreadsheet
PulCalc FRP Design Program for use with modeling software like RISA-3D (See below and PulCalc Page)
New FRP Library (Reflects the new ASCE FRP Standard soon to be published). Go to the PulCalc Page for more details.
Affiliations and Memberships
SAMPE North America
Contributing Senior Member – Maine Composites Alliance
Radio Club of America – More than a century of wireless innovation
FiberDesign is a Veteran Owned Business
A new PulCalc video is in the works. Stay tuned.
Important! New ASCE 74XX FRP Pultruded FRP Standard Update
The new standard is out for publication and there are major changes that will affect the construction markets and especially telecom. See the PulCalc webpage for more information.
The FRP Library is normally a work in progress, especially with the coming ASCE 74XX FRP Pultruded FRP Standard. The Library includes PDF and DWG files showing typical connections. The new code will especially affect the telecom world and the library will include details and recommended framing connections for the telecom world.
PulCalc® V3.0 is ready! Release date November 2023. It includes:
- LRFD and ASD Worksheets that show member capacities
- Imperial and Metric Results
- Programmable Coupon Properties
- Programmable Section Properties
- LRFD and ASD Connection Worksheets that include:
- Bolt capacities (A307, Metric, FRP and Stainless), Bolted connections, Clip angle capacities, Coped connections, Gusset Plate Design
- Plate Design for both isotropic and orthotropic (Pultruded) plates
- PulCalc 3.0 is based on the new ASCE 74XX FRP Pultruded Standard. The design program is composed of worksheets that take inputs from RISA 3D (or similar FEA program) and then provides capacities for FRP members and connections.
FRP Telecom Working Group
FiberDesign is pleased to announce that we are spearheading this newly formed group of engineers to address the new FRP Code and its affects on the telecom sector. We hope to publish our findings through a soon to be announced affiliation. The committee is also looking at arranging lab testing for FRP connections for FRP clip angles and FRP bolts. Contact FiberDesign for the latest.
PulCalc® Article on the RISA Website!
FiberDesign and RISA cooperated to provide an article on using PulCalc with RISA-3D on their website in 2020. Below is the new article:
Thank you to RISA!
FiberDesign offers FRP pultruded, fiberglass laminate and laminate composite designs. We can also take care of FRP CADD / shop drawings. Go to the FRP design and laminate design pages for more information about fiberglass design and composite design. Above all, do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Our telco is 207 904 5885 and email is email@example.com
(1) PulCalc ® is a FiberDesign proprietary generic pultruded FRP Design/Analysis Software. More info is here.
Composites FEA Analysis
FiberDesign offers FEA analysis for common composite geometric plate shapes. See Laminate Design page for more.
Partners and Key Clients
We work with and partner with the following companies. Please feel free to visit their websites!
Feel free to contact us or call (207) 904 5885