Genetic Algorithms with Local Improvement for Composite Laminate Design
1993) Genetic Algorithms with Local Improvement for Composite Laminate Design. Technical Report TR-93-17, Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. (
This paper describes the application of a genetic algorithm to the stacking sequence optimization of a composite laminate plate for buckling load maximization. Two approaches for reducing the number of analyses are required by the genetic algorithm are described. First, a binary tree is used to store designs, affording an efficient way to retrieve them and thereby avoid repeated analyses of designs that appeared in previous generations. Second, a local improvements scheme based on approximations in terms of lamination parameters is introduced. Two lamination parameters are sufficient to define the flexural stiffness and hence the buckling load of a balanced, symmetrically laminated plate. Results were obtained for rectangular graphite-epoxy plates under biaxial in-plane loading. The proposed improvements are shown to reduce significantly the number of analyses required for the genetic optimization.
|Item Type:||Departmental Technical Report|
|Subjects:||Computer Science > Historical Collection(Till Dec 2001)|
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|Deposited On:||05 December 2001|