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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 108
Edited by: J. Kruis, Y. Tsompanakis and B.H.V. Topping
Paper 191

Multi Objective Optimization of a Composite Drive Shaft using a Particle Swarm Algorithm

E. Ok and H.S. Turkmen

Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

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E. Ok, H.S. Turkmen, "Multi Objective Optimization of a Composite Drive Shaft using a Particle Swarm Algorithm", in J. Kruis, Y. Tsompanakis, B.H.V. Topping, (Editors), "Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing", Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK, Paper 191, 2015. doi:10.4203/ccp.108.191
Keywords: particle swarm optimization, classical laminate theory, Tsai-Wu failure index, multi objective, critical buckling torque.

This paper is about the design of a composite driveshaft which is optimized based on the filament orientation angles and stacking sequence. The Tsai-Wu first ply failure index, natural bending frequencies and critical buckling torque are considered when obtaining the optimum filament orientation angle for each ply. The ply thickness and number of layers are not allowed to vary in the study. The only design parameter is taken as the filament orientation angle of each ply. The main problem is the maximization of three objective functions as critical buckling torque, natural bending frequency and Tsai-Wu first ply failure index. As a result of the optimization study, many variations of filament orientation angles and stacking sequence are obtained and the results are discussed.

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