Automated rib location and optimization for plate structures

Lam, Y. C. and Santhikumar, S. (2003) Automated rib location and optimization for plate structures. Structural and Multidiscipline Optimization, 25 (1). pp. 35-45. ISSN 1615-1488

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For a given loading, the stiffness of a plate
or shell structure can be increased significantly by the
addition of ribs or stiffeners. Hitherto, the optimization
techniques are mainly on the sizing of the ribs. The more
important issue of identifying the optimum location of
the ribs has received little attention. In this investigation,
a methodology has been developed for the automatic
determination of the optimum locations of the ribs
for a given set of design constraints.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2007 03:00
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: rib location, stiffener location, stiffness criterion, strain energy, thickness
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091599 Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s00158-002-0270-7

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