Multiobjective optimization of laminated composite cylindrical shells for maximum frequency and buckling load

Topal U.

MATERIALS & DESIGN, vol.30, no.7, pp.2584-2594, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.matdes.2008.09.020
  • Journal Name: MATERIALS & DESIGN
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2584-2594
  • Keywords: Laminates, Mechanical, PLATES, DESIGN
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


This paper deals with multiobjective optimization of laminated cylindrical shells to maximize a weighted sum of the frequency and buckling load under external load. The layer fibre orientation is used as the design variable and the multiobjective optimization is formulated as the weighted combinations of the frequency and buckling under external load. The first order shear deformation theory is used for the finite element formulation of the laminated shells. Five shell configurations with eight layers are considered as candidate designs. The modified feasible direction method (MFD) is used as optimization routine. For this purpose, a program based on FORTRAN is used for the optimization of the laminated shells. Finally, the effect of different weighting ratios, shell aspect ratio, shell thickness-to-radius ratios and boundary conditions on the optimal designs is investigated and the results are compared. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.