• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2013, Volume: 6, Issue: 8, Pages: 1-8

Original Article

Optimization of Stacking Sequence of Composite Laminates for Optimizing Buckling Load by Neural Network and Genetic Algorithm


Composite beams, plates and shells are widely used in the aerospace industry because of their advantages over the commonly used isotropic structures especially when it comes to weight savings. Buckling analyses of composite structural components must be performed in order to ensure, for instance, that a composite panel designed to be part of a control surface does not buckle thereby compromising its aerodynamic shape. Optimization of composite structures has been performed in this paper using Genetic algorithm. Genetic algorithm (GA) approaches are successfully implemented for the TSP. The buckling load of composite plate, which is obtained by the Artificial Neural Networks, was used as the fitness function in the GA to find its optimized value by arranging the ply stacking sequence.
Keywords: Stacking Sequence, Genetic Algorithms, Composite Laminate, Buckling Load, Neural Networks.


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