Optimization of structures to satisfy a flutter velocity constraint by use of quadratic equation fitting
- Motiwalla, S. K.
- Feb 6, 1973.
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- Using the first and the second derivative of flutter velocity with respect to the parameters, the velocity hypersurface is made quadratic. This greatly simplifies the numerical procedure developed for determining the values of the design parameters such that a specified flutter velocity constraint is satisfied and the total structural mass is near a relative minimum. A search procedure is presented utilizing two gradient search methods and a gradient projection method. The procedure is applied to the design of a box beam, using finite-element representation. The results indicate that the procedure developed yields substantial design improvement satisfying the specified constraint and does converge to near a local optimum.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19750009639., Accession ID: 75N17711., and NASA-CR-132628.
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