An Introduction to a New Criterion Proposed for Stopping GA Optimization Process of a Laminated Composite Plate

A. Abedian

Volume 3, Issue 4 , December 2006, Pages 167-176

  Several traditional stopping criteria in Genetic Algorithms (GAs) are applied to the optimization process of a typical laminated composite plate. The results show that neither of the criteria of the type of statistical parameters, nor those of the kinds of theoretical models performs satisfactorily in ...  Read More

Mixed-mode I/II Interlaminar Fracture of CF/PEI Composite Material

Naghdali Choupani

Volume 3, Issue 4 , December 2006, Pages 185-193

  Failures in composite materials occur mainly due to interlaminar fracture, also called delamination, between laminates. This indicates that characterizing interlaminar fracture toughness is the most effective factor in the fracture of composite materials. This study reports investigation on mixed-mode ...  Read More


Soheil Dr. Mohammadi

Volume 3, Issue 4 , December 2006, Pages 195-204

  A combined finite/ discrete element method is presented for modelling of composite specimens subjected to dynamic/impact loadings. The main task is set on developing an algorithm for simulation of potential bonding and debonding/delamination phenomena during impact or general dynamic loading conditions. ...  Read More

On the Dependence of Soot Formation and Combustion on Swirling Combustion Furnaces: Measurement and Simulation

K. Bashirnezhad

Volume 3, Issue 4 , December 2006, Pages 205-212

  Soot concentration distribution is investigated both numerically and experimentally in methane-air diffusion flame. The experimental work is conducted with a cylindrical swirl stabilized combustor. Filter paper technique is used to measure soot volume fraction inside the combustor. The numerical simulation ...  Read More