Optimum Design of Isotropic Monocoque and Ring-Stiffened Circular Cylindrical Shells Subject to External Hydrostatic Pressure
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The objective of this research is to create a flexible code which is to be used in the investigation of optimum minimum weight shell designs. A shell analysisdesign program DAPS3 and a general purpose numerical optimization program ADS are incorporated into a single code THESIS. This code provides the user great flexibility in changing the design variables and constraints which model the optimization problem. The optimum designs produced by this code are compared to DAPS3 optimum designs in order to identify any improvements made by the numerical optimization technique.
- Computer Programming and Software
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