HOLE SIZE, LOCATION OPTIMIZATION IN A PLATE AND CYLINDRICAL SHELL FOR MINIMUM STRESS POINTS INTERFACING ANSYS AND MATLAB
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Discontinuities in Structures are inevitable. One such discontinuity in a plate and cylindrical shell is presence of a hole / holes. In Plates they are used for mounting bolts where as in Cylinder / Pressure Vessel, they provide provision for mounting Nozzles / Instruments. Location of these holes plays a primary role in minimizing the stress acting with out any external reinforcement. In this Thesis work, Location Parameters are optimized for the presence of one or more holes in a plate and cylindrical shell interfacing ANSYS and MATLAB with boundary constraints based on the geometry. Contour plots are generated for understanding stress distribution and analytical solutions are also discussed for some of the classical problems.