0
RESEARCH PAPERS

Compromise: An Effective Approach for Designing Composite Conical Shell Structures

[+] Author and Article Information
W. J. Fuchs, H. M. Karandikar, F. Mistree

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204

H. A. Eschenauer

Research Laboratory for Applied Structural Optimization, University of Siegen, Siegen, West Germany

J. Mech. Des 112(3), 362-368 (Sep 01, 1990) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2912616 History: Received April 01, 1989; Online June 02, 2008

Abstract

The layout of fiber composite structures compared to that of structures made from conventional homogeneous isotropic materials is far more difficult, because a fiber composite (laminate) is built up of several unidirectional layers (UD-layers) with fibers set at different angles. A contribution to the structural analysis and preliminary design of a fiber-reinforced conical shell is made in this paper. The equations of the membrane theory are used for analyzing the shell behavior. The design, with the objective of obtaining minimal deformation at minimal weight, subject to a set of failure constraints, is achieved by formulating and solving a compromise Decision Support Problem. Some designs of a fiber reinforced conical shell subjected to pressure load and temperature are presented.

Copyright © 1990 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.

References

Figures

Tables

Errata

Discussions

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In