Structural Optimization of Laminated Composite Plates for Maximum Buckling Load Capacity Using Genetic Algorithm

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In this study, the structural optimization of laminated composite plates for maximum buckling load capacity is performed by using genetic algorithm. The composite plate under consideration is a 64-ply laminate made of graphite/epoxy, is simply supported on four sides, and subject to in-plane compressive static loads. The critical buckling loads are determined for several load cases and different plate aspect ratios using 2-ply stacks of 02, ±45, 902. The problem has multiple global solutions, the results of which are compared with previously published results.

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Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 348-349)

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J. Alfaiate, M.H. Aliabadi, M. Guagliano and L. Susmel

Pages:

725-728

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.348-349.725

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O. Soykasap and Ş. Karakaya, "Structural Optimization of Laminated Composite Plates for Maximum Buckling Load Capacity Using Genetic Algorithm", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 348-349, pp. 725-728, 2007

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September 2007

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