Optimum Design of Laminated Metal Matrix Composites

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by R. D. Ramsey, Univ of Virginia, Charlottesville, United States,
F. W. Barton, Univ of Virginia, Charlottesville, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Mechanics Computing in 1990's and Beyond:

Abstract: With the increased demand for high-strength, lightweight materials that function successfully in high temperature environments, the effective development of metal matrix composites has become critical. This paper describes the results of a research effort focused on the development of a computational capability for the optimum design of various components fabricated using metal matrix composites. This work has resulted in a menu driven software package which allows the user to define the parameters unique to a particular optimization problem using keyboard input. The class of problems being considered is described and examples are presented to illustrate the usefulness of the package. This investigation is part of a larger program dealing with a number of issues relating to the improved use of metal matrix composites in a variety of applications involving both thermal and mechanical loadings.

Subject Headings: Composite materials | Matrix (mathematics) | Metals (chemical) | Metals (material) | Thermal loads | Temperature effects | Computing in civil engineering | Fabrication |

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