Accession Number:

ADA110963

Title:

Panel Optimization with Integrated Software (POIS). Volume I. PANDA--Interactive Program for Preliminary Minimum Weight Design.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 76-Oct 80,

Corporate Author:

LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC PALO ALTO CA PALO ALTO RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

262.0

Abstract:

An analysis and an interactive computer program are described through which minimum weight designs of composite, stiffened, cylindrical panels can be obtained subject to general and local buckling constraints and stress and strain constraints. The panels are subjected to arbitrary combinations of in-plane axial, circumferential, and shear resultants. Nonlinear material effects are included if the material is isotropic or has stiffness in only one direction as does a discrete or a smeared stiffener. Several types of general and local buckling modes are included as constraints in the optimization process, including general instability, panel instability with either stringers or rings smeared out, local skin buckling, local crippling of stiffener segments, and general, panel, and local skin buckling including the effects of stiffener rolling. Certain stiffener rolling modes in which the panel skin does not deform but the cross section of the stiffener does deform are also accounted for. The interactive PANDA system consists of three independently executed modules that share the same data base. In the first module an initial design concept with rough not necessarily feasible or accurate dimensions are provided by the user in a conversational mode. In the second module the user decides which of the design parameters of the concept are to be treated by PANDA as decision variables in the optimization phase. In the third module the optimization calculations are carried out. Many examples are provided in which optimum designs obtained by PANDA are compared to those in the literature. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE