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Optimal design of symmetric laminates with cut-outs for maximum buckling load

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dc.contributor.author Walker, Mark
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-01T07:58:56Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-01T07:58:56Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10321/648
dc.description Originally published in: Computers & Structures Vol. 70, No. 3, 1999. en_US
dc.description.abstract Finite element solutions are presented for the optimal design of symmetrically laminated rectangular plates with central circular cut-outs subject to a combination of simply supported, clamped and free boundary conditions. The design objective is the maximisation of the biaxial buckling load by determining the fibre orientations optimally with the effects of bending–twisting coupling taken into account. The finite element method coupled with an optimisation routine is employed in analysing and optimising the laminated plate designs. The effect of plate size and boundary conditions on the optimal ply angles and the buckling load are numerically studied, and these results are compared to those from an article which appeared in this journal in 1996; viz. plates without cut-outs (Walker M, Adali S, Verijenko VE. Optimisation of symmetric laminates for maximum buckling load including the effects of bending–twisting coupling. en_US
dc.format.extent pp. 337-343 (7 p.) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.rights The electronic version of the article published in Computers & Structures 1999, 70(3): 337-343 © 1999 copyright Elsevier. Computers & Structures available online at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0045794998001679 en_US
dc.subject Finite element solutions en_US
dc.subject Optimal design en_US
dc.subject Buckling loads en_US
dc.title Optimal design of symmetric laminates with cut-outs for maximum buckling load en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0045-7949(98)00167-9 en_US


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