Optimization of a fiber reinforced composite box beam

Brent Hoiness, Susan C Mantell

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Abstract

This paper presents an optimization method, based on classical lamination theory and a numerical search, for the minimum cost design of a glass fiber reinforced composite box beam. The solution methodology includes a non-linear mathematical programming problem in which the design variables are the cross-sectional beam dimensions and the material of each laminate layer. The optimization takes into consideration multiple loading conditions on the beam. A case study is presented in which beam cross-section thickness is optimized to minimize materials cost for specified loads and supports.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages17-31
Number of pages15
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Nov 6 1994Nov 11 1994

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OtherProceedings of the 1994 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
CityChicago, IL, USA
Period11/6/9411/11/94

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