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dc.contributor.authorWalker, Mark
dc.contributor.authorReiss, Talmon
dc.contributor.authorAdali, Sarp
dc.descriptionOriginally published in: Composite Structures, Vol. 39, No. 3-4, 1997.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe minimum deflection and weight designs of laminated composite plates are given. The finite element method using Mindlin plate theory is used in conjunction with optimisation routines in order to obtain the optimal designs. Various boundary conditions are considered and results are given for varying aspect ratios and for different loading types. Comparative results are presented for minimum weight priority design as an alternative to minimum deflection/minimum weight priority design to investigate the effect of priority on the deflection and weight.en_US
dc.format.extentpp. 337-346 (10 p.)en_US
dc.rightsThe electronic version of the article published in Composite Structures 1997, 39(3-4): 337-346 © 1997 copyright Elsevier. Composite Structures available online at:
dc.titleOptimal design of symmetrically laminated plates for minimum deflection and weighten_US

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