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    Multi–Disciplinary Optimization for the Conceptual Design of Innovative Aircraft Configurations

    Luigi Morino1, Giovanni Bernardini1, Franco Mastroddi2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.13, No.1, pp. 1-18, 2006, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2006.013.001
    Abstract The paper presents an overview of recent work by the authors and their collaborators on multi--disciplinary optimization for conceptual design, based on the integrated modeling of structures, aerodynamics, and aeroelasticity. The motivation for the work is the design of innovative aircraft configurations, and is therefore first--principles based, since in this case the designer cannot rely upon past experience. The algorithms used and the philosophy behind the choices are discussed. More >

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    Linear Buckling Analysis of Shear Deformable Shallow Shells by the Boundary Domain Element Method

    P.M. Baiz1, M.H. Aliabadi1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.13, No.1, pp. 19-34, 2006, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2006.013.019
    Abstract In this paper the linear buckling problem of elastic shallow shells by a shear deformable shell theory is presented. The boundary domain integral equations are obtained by coupling two dimensional plane stress elasticity with boundary element formulation of Reissner plate bending. The buckling problem is formulated as a standard eigenvalue problem, in order to obtain directly critical loads and buckling modes as part of the solution. The boundary is discretised into quadratic isoparametric elements while in the domain quadratic quadrilateral cells are used. Several examples of cylindrical shallow shells (curved plates) with different dimensions and boundary conditions are analysed. The… More >

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    A Frictionless Contact Algorithm for Meshless Methods

    R. Vignjevic1, T. De Vuyst2, J. C. Campbell1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.13, No.1, pp. 35-48, 2006, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2006.013.035
    Abstract An approach to the treatment of contact problems involving frictionless sliding and separation under large deformations in meshless methods is proposed. The method is specially suited for non-structured spatial discretisation. The contact conditions are imposed using a contact potential for particles in contact. Inter-penetration is checked as a part of the neighbourhood search. In the case of conventional SPH contact conditions are enforced on the boundary layer 2h thick while in the case of the normalized SPH contact conditions are enforced for the particles lying on the contact surface. The implementation of the penalty based contact algorithm for the explicit… More >

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    An Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm for Stacking Sequence Design of Composite Laminates

    F. Aymerich1, M. Serra2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.13, No.1, pp. 49-66, 2006, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2006.013.049
    Abstract The study reported in this paper explores the potential of Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) metaheuristic for stacking sequence optimization of composite laminates. ACO is a recently proposed population-based search approach able to deal with a wide range of optimization problems, especially of a combinatorial nature, and inspired by the natural foraging behavior of ant colonies. ACO search processes, in which the activities of real ants are simulated by means of artificial agents that communicate and cooperate through the modification of the local environment, were implemented in a specifically developed numerical algorithm aimed at the lay-up optimization (based on a strain… More >

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    Weak Coupling of the Symmetric Galerkin BEM with FEM for Potential and Elastostatic Problems

    R. Springhetti1, G. Novati1, M. Margonari2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.13, No.1, pp. 67-80, 2006, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2006.013.067
    Abstract With reference to potential and elastostatic problems, a BEM-FEM coupling procedure, based on the symmetric Galerkin version of the BEM, is developed; the continuity conditions at the interface of the BE and FE subdomains are enforced in weak form; the global linear system is characterized by a symmetric coefficient matrix. The procedure is numerically tested with reference first to 2D potential problems and successively to 3D elastoplastic problems (with plastic strains confined to the FE subdomain). More >

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