Modeling of a biological material nacre: Multi-objective optimization model

Nasra Al Maskari, D. A. McAdams, J. N. Reddy

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Abstract

Nacre is an inner layer of seashells that has a remarkable combination of stiffness, strength, and toughness. Engineers are inspired to mimic it to create engineering composites with properties not available in current materials. Toward designing and realizing a bioinspired nacre, a search for some best combination of tablets material, matrix material, and system geometry is needed to obtain optimal mechanical properties. In this work, a multiobjective optimization model is developed based on a genetic algorithm optimization method. The multi-objective optimization problem solved results in a set of optimal solutions that the designers can select according to their preferences.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

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Keywords

  • Multi-objective optimization; nacre optimization; nacre-like material; bio-inspired nacre

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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