Naik, GN and Gyan, S and Satheesh, R and Ganguli, R (2011) Minimum weight design of fiber-reinforced laminated composite structures with maximum stress and Tsai-Wu failure criteria. In: Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 30 (2). pp. 179-192.Full text not available from this repository.
In this article, a minimum weight design of carbon/epoxy laminates is carried out using genetic algorithms. New failure envelopes have been developed by the combination of two commonly used phenomenological failure criteria, namely Maximum Stress (MS) and Tsai-Wu (TW) are used to obtain the minimum weight of the laminate. These failure envelopes are the most conservative failure envelope (MCFE) and the least conservative failure envelope (LCFE). Uniaxial and biaxial loading conditions are considered for the study and the differences in the optimal weight of the laminate are compared for the MCFE and LCFE. The MCFE can be used for design of critical load-carrying composites, while the LCFE could be used for the design of composite structures where weight reduction is much more important than safety such as unmanned air vehicles.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to Sage Publications.|
|Keywords:||minimum weight design; genetic algorithm; combination failure envelope; failure criteria; design optimization; initiating failure mechanisms; most conservative failure envelope; least conservative failure envelope|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)|
|Date Deposited:||03 Mar 2011 12:39|
|Last Modified:||03 Mar 2011 12:39|
Actions (login required)