Stacking Sequence Optimization for Maximum Fundamental Frequency of Simply Supported Antisymmetric Laminated Composite Plates using Teaching-Learning-Based Optimization


TOPAL U. , DEDE T. , ÖZTÜRK H. T.

KSCE JOURNAL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, vol.21, no.6, pp.2281-2288, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12205-017-0076-1
  • Title of Journal : KSCE JOURNAL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
  • Page Numbers: pp.2281-2288

Abstract

This paper proposed a technique based on Teaching-learning-based Optimization (TLBO) for fundamental frequency optimization of simply supported antisymmetric laminated composite plates. The fibre orientations of the layers are selected as the optimization design variables with the aim to find the optimal laminated plates. The first order shear deformation theory is used to calculate the natural frequencies of laminates. In order to perform the optimization based on the TLBO, a special code is written in MATLAB software environment. Several numerical examples are presented to show the efficiency of the proposed algorithm. Also, the optimization problems are solved using other optimization algorithm such as Artifical Bee Colony (ABC) algorithm and the results are compared. It is concluded that TLBO algorithm can effectively be used for fundamental frequency optimization of antisymmetric laminated plates. The CPU time and the number of function evaluations required by TLBO are much smaller than those of the other algorithms tested. This indicates that TLBO is a competitive optimization algorithm for this class of problems.