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Title: A technique for optimally designing fibre-reinforced laminated plates with manufacturing uncertainties for maximum buckling strength
Authors: Walker, Mark 
Hamilton, Ryan Jason
Keywords: Structural optimization;Manufacturing uncertainty;Fibre-reinforced laminates;Buckling
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Abstract: This article describes a procedure to design symmetrically laminated plates for maximum buckling load with manufacturing uncertainty in the ply angle, which is the design variable. It is assumed that the probability of any tolerance value occurring within the tolerance band, compared with any other, is equal. The methodology is flexible enough to allow any appropriate problem formulation and search algorithm to be substituted. Three different tolerance scenarios are used for the purposes of illustrating
the methodology, and plates with varying aspect ratios and loading ratios are optimally designed and compared.
Description: Originally published in: Engineering Optimization, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2005.
Rights: The electronic version of the article published in Engineering Optimization 2005, 37(2): 135-144 © 2005 copyright Taylor & Francis. Engineering Optimization available online at:
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