Title: Optimisation analysis of nanocomposite pipes with internal fluid flow under external excitation

Authors: Abdelouahed Tounsi

Addresses: Material and Hydrology Laboratory, Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Technology, University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria

Abstract: The harmony search algorithm is applied to optimum designs of a functionally graded (FG)-carbon nanotubes (CNTs)-reinforced pipes conveying fluid subjected to moving load. The structure is modelled by Reddy cylindrical shell theory and the final equations are obtained by principal of Hamilton. Based on differential quadrature method (DQM), the dynamic displacement of system is derived. The length, thickness, diameter, velocity of load and acceleration of load, temperature of fluid, velocity of fluid, and the volume fraction of CNT are considered for design variables. The results illustrates that the optimum diameter of the pipe is decreased by increasing the CNTs volume percent. In addition, with increasing the moving load velocity and acceleration, the FS is decreased.

Keywords: optimisation; pipe; moving load; conveying fluid; differential quadrature method; DQM.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHM.2019.098912

International Journal of Hydromechatronics, 2019 Vol.2 No.1, pp.1 - 15

Received: 24 Sep 2018
Accepted: 19 Oct 2018

Published online: 09 Apr 2019 *

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