The fundamental frequencies of laminated truncated conical shells with a given material system are maximized with respect to fiber orientations by using a sequential linear programming method with a simple move-limit strategy. The significant influences of shell thickness, shell length, shell radius ratio and cutout on the maximum fundamental frequencies and the associated optimal fiber orientations are demonstrated.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ceramics and Composites
- Civil and Structural Engineering