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Minimum weight design of composite hybrid shells via symbolic computation

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dc.contributor.author Walker, Mark
dc.contributor.author Reiss, Talmon
dc.contributor.author Adali, Sarp
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-01T06:15:01Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-01T06:15:01Z
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10321/632
dc.description Originally published in: Journal of the Franklin Institute, Vol. 334, No. 1, 1997. en_US
dc.description.abstract The best layup for a hybrid laminated cylindrical shell subject to a buckling load constraint is determined. The objective of the optimisation is the minimum weight design of these structures. The ply angle is taken as the design variable. Various configurations of graphite and boron epoxy layers are considered in order to determine an optimal stacking sequence. The symbolic computational software package MATHEMATICA is used in the implementation and solution of the problem. This approach simplifies the computational procedure as well as the implementation of the analysisloptimisation routine. Results are given illustrating the dependence of the optimal layup on the cylinder length and radius. It is shown that a general purpose computer algebra system like MATHEMATICA is well suited to solve structural design problems involving composite materials. en_US
dc.format.extent pp. 47-56 (10 p.) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.rights The electronic version of the article published in Journal of the Franklin Institute 1997, 334(1): 47-56 © 1997 copyright Elsevier. Journal of the Franklin Institute available online at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001600329600066X en_US
dc.title Minimum weight design of composite hybrid shells via symbolic computation en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0016-0032(96)00066-X en_US


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