Aeroelastic Tailoring of Composite Wing Design Using Bee Colony Optimisation
Bee Colony Optimisation (BCO) method is used to optimise the fibre orientation of a simple rectangular composite wing with respect to maximising flutter/divergence speed. A modified implementation is proposed to provide a suitable version of BCO algorithm for solving the multi-variable optimisation problem. 50 test cases are performed and the statistical investigation is made in order to investigate the effectiveness and robustness of the proposed algorithm. Consideration is also made in terms of the best weightage of the minimum confident parameter. The overall results indicate that the modified BCO algorithm offers outstanding performance in terms of both accuracy and computational time.
R. Varatharajoo, F.I. Romli, K.A. Ahmad, D.L. Majid and F. Mustapha
T. K. Jun et al., "Aeroelastic Tailoring of Composite Wing Design Using Bee Colony Optimisation", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 629, pp. 182-188, 2014