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Dynamic buckling optimization of laminated aircraft conical shells with hybrid nanocomposite martial


Reza Kolahchi, Shun-Peng Zhu, Behrooz Keshtegar*, Nguyen-Thoi Trung

Source title: 
Aerospace Science and Technology, 98: 105656, 2020 (ISI)
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Dynamic buckling optimization in laminated truncated nanocomposite conical aircraft shell in moisture and temperature environments as well as magnetic fields is considered in this article. The structural layers are hybrid nanocomposite consist of polymer, carbon nanotubes (CNT) and carbon fibers based on Halpin-Tsai model. Utilizing theory of Mindlin, the final equations are solved and derived by method of Bolotin and differential quadrature method (DQM). In the optimization process utilizing improved meta-heuristic algorithm basis Grey Wolf optimization (GWO), the instability and frequency of the structure are utilized to define the subjective and objective functions. The GWO is improved using an adjusting randomly process with normal distribution. The main contribution of this study is maximizing the inequality and frequency constraint to control its instability. In the optimization procedure, the cone semi vertex angle, moisture and layers number change are optimized and the temperature influences, carbon fiber volume percentage, magnetic field and CNT radius are considered. The outcome shows that the proposed improved GWO may provide better abilities to search the global conditions compared to GWO because of rising flexibility to study optimum conditions of this complex problem. It is observed that the optimum frequency of system without retrofitting by CNTs is lower than the case of ωCNT≠0