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Current experience of the use of the stiffened panel design software VICONOPT in optimum design of aircraft

Williams, Fred Ward, Kennedy, David and Williams, P. W. L. 1997. Current experience of the use of the stiffened panel design software VICONOPT in optimum design of aircraft. Engineering Optimization 29 (1-4) , pp. 39-48. 10.1080/03052159708940985

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Abstract

VICONOPT is an optimum design program for prismatic plate assemblies based on exact methods of eigenvalue analysis. It has proved to be reliable and efficient in the optimum design of stiffened aerospace panels. Parametric design studies have been made for panels with longitudinal voids, skewed panels and variants of benchmark aircraft wing panels, including estimation of the effects of allowance for transverse shear deformation. Current developments include efficient methods for the design of multi-cell wing boxes, the use of random design moves to escape from a local optimum, a generic minimum cost design procedure and an exploration of parallel methods for optimum design.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Uncontrolled Keywords: Structural design, panels, prismatic plate assemblies, aerospace structures
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0305-215X
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 05:05
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/48262

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