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Optimal Design Of A Plate With Three Symmetrical Holes Under Uniaxial Tension Using Boundary Elements

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE930322

Volume

2

Pages

10

Published

1993

Size

599 kb

Author(s)

G.L.C. Kan & A.A. Ilumoka

Abstract

Optimal design of a plate with three symmetrical holes under uniaxial tension using boundary elements G.L.C. Kan", A.A. IlumoW "Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT 06117, * Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT 06117, USA ABSTRACT This paper presents an effective and practical structural shape optimization method which can be used to optimize the design of mechanical elements. The important features of this method are: (1) it provides an effective computational method for practical problems with implicit cost functions as functions of actual design variables, (2) it reduces maximum stress by reducing the weight of the design, and (3) it is useful in improving failed prototype designs without major design modifications. The example given to illustrate the method is the design of a plate under uniaxial tension. INTRODUCTION There have been a great many practical applications in the

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