Khandan, R., Noroozi, S., Sewell, P. and Vinney, J., 2010. Optimum Design of Fibre Orientation Angles in Composite Laminate Plates for Minimum Thickness. In: ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, 12-18 November 2010, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Unpublished)
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Previous studies have shown that composite fibre orientation angles can be optimised for specific load cases such as longitudinal or in-plane loading. However, the methodologies utilised in these studies cannot be used for general analysis of such problems. This research presents a methodology whereby the thickness of laminated composite plates is minimised by optimising the fibre orientation angles for different load cases. Therefore, the effect of transverse shear forces is considered in this study. Simulated annealing (SA), which is a type of stochastic optimization method, is used to search for the optimal design. This optimisation algorithm has been shown to be reliable as it is not based on the starting point and it can escape from the local optimum points. In accordance with the annealing process where temperature decreases gradually, this algorithm converges to the global minimum. In this research, the Tsai-Wu failure criterion for composite laminate is chosen which is operationally simple and readily amenable to computational procedures. In addition, this criterion shows the difference between tensile and compressive strengths clearly, through its linear terms. Finally, the numerical results are obtained and compared to the results of previous research with specific loadings to validate the methodology. Additionally the effect of considering transverse shear force on the result is discussed.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||Technology > Engineering > General Engineering|
|Group:||School of Design, Engineering & Computing > Design Simulation Research Centre|
|Deposited By:||Dr Philip Sewell|
|Deposited On:||14 Apr 2010 10:15|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 15:24|
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