Optimal Design of Ring Stiffened Cylindrical Shells Using Multiple Frame Sizes.
NEW JERSEY INST OF TECH NEWARK
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This report describes the solution to the singly reinforced discrete stiffener problem by direct use of an optimization scheme employing mathematical programming. The optimization formulation and procedure used here admit a large number of simultaneous buckling modes thus allowing optimization under conditions of mode coalescence, which are usual in this type of problem. This is a preliminary study, the purposes of which are to develop and evaluate methodology for the treatment of this problem, to develop preliminary insights into how multiple frame sizes may efficiently be employed in submersible structures, to examine the nature of design improvement resulting from use of multiple size frames, and to investigate the nature of such optimal designs. Author
- Numerical Mathematics
- Submarine Engineering