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Optimization of a mechanical test on composite plates with the virtual fields method

Syed Muhammad, Kashif and Toussaint, Evelyne and Grédiac, Michel (2009) Optimization of a mechanical test on composite plates with the virtual fields method. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 38 (1). pp. 71-82. ISSN 1615-1488 (O), 1615-147X (P)

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This paper deals with the optimization of a mechanical test performed on a composite plate specimen. Heterogeneous stress fields which take place in the plate specimen are processed with the virtual fields method to identify the bending rigidities. Various design parameters such as the support locations or the specimen shape are optimized in the present work. Results obtained are discussed and the best compromise between the quality of the results and the convenience in the practical realization of the tests is proposed.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6377/6738
Uncontrolled Keywords: optimization, virtual fields method, plates, composites, testing
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA630 Structural engineering (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Syed Muhammad Kashif .
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2011 09:08
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2011 01:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/6738

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