Layer Thickness Optimization of Laminated Composite Plates to Maximize the First-Order Natural Frequency
Layer thickness optimization is performed to maximize the first-order natural frequency of clamped laminated composite plates using the genetic algorithm and meshless global radial basis function collocation method. The objective function of optimization problem is the maximum first-order natural frequency; optimization variables are layer thickness. The optimal layer thickness and the maximum first-order natural frequency of the 2-layer plates are presented to demonstrate the accuracy of present method.
A. Subash Babu
L. G. Zhang et al., "Layer Thickness Optimization of Laminated Composite Plates to Maximize the First-Order Natural Frequency", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 709, pp. 139-143, 2015