A local–global optimization approach for maximizing the multiphysics frequency response of laminated functionally graded CNTs reinforced magneto-electro-elastic plates

Ly D., Nguyen-Thoi T., Topal U., Thongchom C.

Advances in Engineering Software, vol.190, 2024 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 190
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2024.103612
  • Journal Name: Advances in Engineering Software
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, INSPEC, Metadex, zbMATH, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Isogeometric approach (IGA), Laminated FG-CNTMEE plates, Multi-physical field, Refined zig-zag function theory, Structural optimization
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Smart materials have garnered significant attention due to their distinct properties and potential applications in various engineering fields. In line with this, this study presents a local–global optimization approach aimed at maximizing the multiphysics frequency of laminated functionally graded carbon nanotube reinforced magneto-electro-elastic (FG-CNTMEE) plates. The laminated FG-CNTMEE plate is composed of layers of functionally graded carbon nanotubes embedded in an electro-elastic matrix, rendering it capable of exhibiting exceptional properties in response to magnetic and electric fields. To optimize its performance, a Balance Enhanced Symbiotic Organisms Search (BESOS) algorithm with new modifications of phases is proposed for global optimization, and integrated with a multiphysical isogeometric analysis using refined zigzag theory (MIARZ) for precise local–global analysis of laminated FG-CNTMEE plates within a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) environment. The effectiveness, robustness, and reliability of the proposed approach are demonstrated through numerical examples that highlight its applicability in achieving optimal designs for smart laminated FG-CNTMEE plates.