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Title: Optimal design at inner core of the shaped pyramidal truss structure

Sandwich material is a type of composite material with lightweight, high strength, good dynamic properties and high bending stiffness-to-weight ratio. This can be found well such structures in the nature (for example, internal structure of bones, plants, etc.). New trend which prefers eco-friendly products and energy efficiency is emerging in industries recently. Demand for materials with high strength and light weight is also increasing. In line with these trends, researches about manufacturing methods of sandwich material have been actively conducted. In this study, a sandwich structure named as “Shaped Pyramidal Truss Structure” is proposed to improve mechanical strength and to apply a manufacturing process suitable for massive production. The new sandwich structure was designed to enhance compressive strength by changing the cross-sectional shape at the central portion of the core. As the next step, optimization of the shape was required. Optimization technique used here was the SZGA(Successive Zooming Genetic Algorithm), which is one of GA(Genetic Algorithm) methods gradually reducing the area of design variable. The objective function was defined as moment of inertia of the cross-sectional shape of the strut. The control points of cubic Bezier curve, which was assumed to be the shape of the cross section, were usedmore » as design variables. By using FEM simulation, it was found that the structure exhibited superior mechanical properties compared to the simple design of the prior art.« less
Authors:
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  1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, KAIST 291 Daehak-ro (373-1 Guseong-dong), Yuseong-gu, Dae-jeon, 305-701 (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22261650
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1567; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: NUMISHEET 2014: 9. international conference and workshop on numerical simulation of 3D sheet metal forming processes, Melbourne (Australia), 6-10 Jan 2014; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICAL METHODS AND COMPUTING; ALGORITHMS; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; COMPRESSION STRENGTH; CONTROL; CROSS SECTIONS; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; FLEXIBILITY; MOMENT OF INERTIA; OPTIMIZATION; SIMULATION