Optimum design of composite plates using response surface method
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A method for construction of response surfaces that predict the vertical displacement and three bending moment components at a point on a composite plate is presented. These approximate structural responses, which are global in character, are used in the optimization of a plate in lieu of an exact FE analysis during constraint evaluation. The results from five example problems compare optimal plate designs obtained using exact analysis with those based on approximated structural response. 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Abu-Odeh, A. Y., & Jones, H. L.
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