Optimal Design of Composite Laminated Plates with the Uncertainty in Material Properties Considered

물성치의 불확실성을 고려한 복합재료 적층판의 최적 설계

  • Published : 2000.11.01


Although extensive efforts have been devoted to the optimal design of composite laminated plates in recent years, some practical issues still need further research. One of them is the handling of the uncertainties in material properties, which were ignored in most researches in the past. In this paper, the convex modeling is used in calculating the failure criterion, given as constraint, to consider the uncertain material properties in the thickness optimization. Numerical results show that the optimal thickness increases when the uncertainties of elastic moduli considered, which shows such uncertainties should not be ignored for safe and reliable designs.