Modeling of a biological material nacre: Multi-objective optimization model Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2019, © 2019 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Nacre is an inner layer of seashells that has a remarkable combination of stiffness, strength, and toughness. Engineers are inspired to mimic it to create engineering composites with properties not available in current materials. Toward designing and realizing a bioinspired nacre, a search for some best combination of tablets material, matrix material, and system geometry is needed to obtain optimal mechanical properties. In this work, a multiobjective optimization model is developed based on a genetic algorithm optimization method. The multi-objective optimization problem solved results in a set of optimal solutions that the designers can select according to their preferences.

author list (cited authors)

  • Al-Maskari, N. S., McAdams, D. A., & Reddy, J. N.

citation count

  • 0

publication date

  • March 2019