Design <prt>Optimization</prt> of <prt>Composite</prt> <prt>Cylindrical</prt> <prt>Shells</prt> under <prt>Uncertainty</prt>

Design Optimization of Composite Cylindrical Shells under Uncertainty

Categories Journal Papers
Year 2012
Authors Benedikt Kriegesmann, Raimund Rolfes, Eelco L. Jansen, Isaac Elishakoff, Christian Hühne, Alexander Kling
Published In Journal: Computers, Materials, & Continua. Band: 32. Seite(n): 177-200

Four different approaches for the design of axially compressed cylindrical shells are presented, namely (1) the knockdown factor (KDF) concept, (2) the single perturbation load approach, (3) a probabilistic design procedure and (4) the convex anti-optimization approach. The different design approaches take the imperfection sensitivity and the scatter of input parameters into account differently. In this paper, the design of a composite cylinder is optimized considering the ply angles as design variables. The KDF concept provides a very conservative design load and in addition an imperfection sensitive design, whereas the other approaches lead to a significantly less conservative design load and to a less imperfection sensitive design configuration. The ways in which imperfection sensitivity is treated by the different approaches and how these influence the optimal design configuration is discussed.

DOI 10.3970/cmc.2012.032.177
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