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Layout optimization of a multi-zoned, multi-layered composite wing under free vibration
Author(s): Tyler Vandervelde; Abbas S. Milani
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Paper Abstract

Using an integrated finite element simulation-optimization tool, the design of a multiple zone composite wing is studied to improve its free vibration behavior. The composite structure zones are composed of multiple layers of woven fabrics with different fiber materials and orientations. Results show that a single critical zone in the structure can be identified and used (1) to significantly improve the natural frequencies of the wing regardless of other zones, (2) to perform a frequency tuning with no significant interactions with other zones, and (3) to optimally control the wing's free vibration behavior.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7286, Modeling, Signal Processing, and Control for Smart Structures 2009, 728602 (1 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.813090
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Tyler Vandervelde, The Univ. of British Columbia, Okanagan (Canada)
Abbas S. Milani, The Univ. of British Columbia, Okanagan (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7286:
Modeling, Signal Processing, and Control for Smart Structures 2009
Douglas K. Lindner, Editor(s)

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