Optimal Composite Material Wing Design via Disjunctive Conic Cut
Technical Report,15 Jun 2015,14 Jun 2019
Lehigh University, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Bethlehem United States
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The projects aim is to use novel Mixed-Integer Conic Optimization MICO techniques to design aircraft wing structures that take full advantage of new composite materials and manufacturing techniques. Considering the freedom provided by these design options is key to develop cutting-edge wing designs. However, obtaining guaranteed near-optimal solutions for the resulting large-scale structural design problem is very challenging for current solution approaches. The MICO solution approach allows to capture this complexity and obtain near-optimal solutions. In particular, as a result of this project, novel results have been obtained and published regarding the solution of discrete truss topology and ply-angle problems.
- Laminates and Composite Materials