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A technique for optimally designing fibre-reinforced laminated plates under in-plane loads for minimum weight with manufacturing uncertainties accounted for
A procedure to design symmetrically laminated plates under buckling loads for minimum mass with manufacturing uncertainty in the ply angle, which is the design variable, is described. A minimum buckling load capacity is ...
Chemical treatment of sisal fiber using alkali and clay method
In this study the chemical treatment of sisal fiber using the combined alkali (NaOH) and clay is discussed. The purpose of this fiber treatment is to improve the fiber–matrix compatibility, interface strength, mechanical, ...
Multiobjective design of laminated plates for maximum stability using the finite element method
Finite element solutions are presented for the optimal multiobjective design of symmetrically laminated rectangular plates subject to a combination of simply supported, clamped and free boundary conditions. The design ...
A static shape control model for piezo-elastic composite structures
This study examines an active control model in which the open circuit mode is assumed. A finite element model in which only the displacement field is approximated is developed. The charge–potential relationship is incorporated ...
Markers of hydration status in a 3-day trail running event
(Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2013)
Objective: To examine the relationships between changes in static prestage and poststage measures of commonly used hematological and urinary markers of hydration status and body mass (BM) in participants in a 3-day trail ...
Design optimization of anisotropic pressure vessels with manufacturing uncertainties accounted for
Accurate optimal design solutions for most engineering structures present considerable difficulties due to the complexity and multi-modality of the functional design space. The situation is made even more complex when ...
Buckling and sensitivity analysis of nonlocal orthotropic nanoplates with uncertain material properties
Accurate estimates of the orthotropic properties of nano-materials are usually not available due to the difficulties in making measurements at nano-scale. However the values of the elastic constants may be known with some ...
Melt blend studies of nanoclay-filled polypropylene (PP)–high- density polyethylene (HDPE) composites
The objective of this work is to study how the rheological factors of unfilled and nanoclay-filled HDPE– PP blend series influence the structure, morphology, and mixing characteristics. For this study, a series of HDPE–PP ...
Reuse of cured epoxy as a reinforcement in an epoxy composite
This article discusses the reuse of a thermoset-based epoxy polymer. In this method, cured epoxy polymer is ground to powder of particle size ranging from 1 to 30 μm. The ground epoxy is then filled in an epoxy polymer to ...
Towards greener infrastructure