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Design of curved composite panels for optimal dynamic response using lamination parameters




In this paper, dynamic response of composite panels is investigated using lamination parameters as design variables. Finite element analyses are performed to observe the individual and combined effects of different panel aspect ratios, curvatures and boundary conditions on the dynamic responses. Fundamental frequency contours for curved panels are obtained in lamination parameters domain and optimal points yielding maximum values are found. Subsequently, forced dynamic analyses are carried out to calculate equivalent radiated power (ERP) for the panels under harmonic pressure excitation. ERP contours at the maximum fundamental frequency are presented. Optimal lamination parameters providing minimum ERP are determined for different excitation frequencies and their effective frequency bands are shown. The relationship between the designs optimized for maximum fundamental frequency and minimum ERP responses is investigated to study the effectiveness of the frequency maximization technique. The results demonstrate the potential of using lamination parameters technique in the design of curved composite panels for optimal dynamic response and provide valuable insight on the effect of various design parameters.

Author(s): Gokhan Serhat and Ipek Basdogan
Journal: Composites Part B: Engineering
Volume: 147
Pages: 135–146
Year: 2018
Month: August

Department(s): Haptic Intelligence
Bibtex Type: Article (article)
Paper Type: Journal

DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2018.04.033
State: Published


  title = {Design of curved composite panels for optimal dynamic response using lamination parameters},
  author = {Serhat, Gokhan and Basdogan, Ipek},
  journal = {Composites Part B: Engineering},
  volume = {147},
  pages = {135–146},
  month = aug,
  year = {2018},
  month_numeric = {8}