A Study on the Skirt Size Selection of a Composite Pressure Vessel using Optimum Analysis Technique

최적화 해석 기법을 이용한 복합재 압력용기의 스커트 치수 선정에 관한 연구

  • 김준환 (국립한밭대학교 기계설계공학과) ;
  • 전광우 (국립한밭대학교 기계설계공학과) ;
  • 신광복 (국립한밭대학교 기계공학과) ;
  • 황태경 (국방과학연구소 추진기관부)
  • Published : 2012.05.17


The purpose of this study is to find the optimum skirt size for a composite pressure vessel using optimum analysis technique. The size optimization for skirt shape of a composite pressure vessel was conducted using sub-problem approximation method and batch processing codes programmed by APDL(ANSYS Parametric Design Language). The thickness and length of skirt part were selected as design variables for the optimum analysis. The objective function and constraints were chosen as weight and displacement of skirt part, respectively. The numerical results showed that the weight of skirt of a composite pressure vessel would be saved by maximum 4.38% through the size optimization analysis for the skirt shape.