Awad, Z. K. and Aravinthan, T. and Zhuge, Y. and Gonzalez, F. (2011) Multi-objective design optimization of an innovative fibre composite sandwich panel for civil engineering applications. In: ACMSM 21: Incorporating Sustainable Practice in Mechanics of Structures and Materials, 7-10 Dec 2010, Melbourne, Australia.
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Fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials have become an important target for providing innovative structures in civil engineering applications. FRP composite structures have been used as a replacement for old degrading traditional structures or building new structures. This paper describes a methodology and results for an optimal design of innovative structural fibre composite sandwich floor panel by using Finite Element (FE) and multi-objective design optimization methods. The materials cost and the structural panel weight minimizations are regarded as two objective functions for the design target. The multi-objective simulated annealing (MOSA) algorithm was used to find the optimum design variables. The optimization results show that the skin orientation of ±45 degrees is the best design for two-way square floor panel design.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyirght policy of the publisher.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||multi-objective; optimization; fibre composite; sandwich panel; non-linear finite element; simulated annealing SA; modeFRONTIER; ABAQUS; civil engineering applications|
|Depositing User:||Mr Ziad Awad|
|Date Deposited:||14 Feb 2011 03:31|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2013 00:08|
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