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Economic-Design Optimization of Cross Laminated Timber Plates with Ribs

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1362
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Cost
Mechanical Properties
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Author
Stanic, Andjelka
Hudobivnik, Blaž
Brank, Boštjan
Publisher
ScienceDirect
Year of Publication
2016
Country of Publication
Netherlands
Format
Journal Article
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Topic
Cost
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Plates
Eurocode 5
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Series
Composite Structures
Summary
An economic-design optimization of cross-laminated timber (CLT) plate with stiffening ribs is presented. For the structural analysis, an enhanced assumed strain (EAS) solid finite element is used. It behaves well for thin plates (with no shear locking) and delivers reasonable approximations for the transverse shear stresses in layered composites. Eurocodes 5 (EC5) are followed in defining the optimization constraints, which include deflections, stresses and fundamental eigenfrequency. The gradient optimization is performed. Analytical expressions for sensitivities are obtained by an automatic differentiation tool. The result is an economic timber plate configuration that complies with the EC5 requirements. Numerical examples are presented in order to illustrate the approach.
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