Layer Thickness Optimization of Laminated Composite Plates to Maximize the First-Order Natural Frequency


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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.



Edited by:

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

Online since:

December 2014




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