Design of composite laminates for maximum natural frequency and damping

Tai-Yan Kam*, D. C. Chen

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Abstract

The optimal lamination arrangement of laminated composite plates for maximum natural frequency or damping is studied via a multi-start global optimization technique. Thee vibration analysis of laminated composite plates is accomplished by utilizing a shear deformable laminated composite finite element and the damping model of Adams et al. The optimal layer orientations and thickness of the plates are then designed to maximize the fundamental frequency or the specific damping capacity of the plates using the multi-start global optimization technique. The effects of aspect ratio and number of layers upon thee optimum design variables, frequency and damping are investigated by means of a number of examples of the design of symmetrically laminated composite plates with different boundary conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComposite Material Technology
PublisherPubl by ASME
Pages15-21
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0791809498
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1993
EventProceedings of the 16th Annual Energy-Sources Technology Conference and Exhibition - Houston, TX, USA
Duration: 31 Jan 19934 Feb 1993

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Petroleum Division (Publication) PD
Volume53

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 16th Annual Energy-Sources Technology Conference and Exhibition
CityHouston, TX, USA
Period31/01/934/02/93

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