Size and Shape Optimization of Structured-Wall PE Pipes in Ringstiffness Tests

Fabian Fuerle, Mauro Innocente, Johann Sienz

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Abstract

Structured-wall high density polyethylene pipes up to 3m diameter are used extensively in civil engineering applications including storm water attenuation tanks, culverts, surface drainage, inter-process pipe work, sewers. A key quality control measure for the manufacture of such pipes is the ringstiffness to BS EN 1446: 1996. The ability to predict this accurately and inexpensively as a function of the pipe wall geometry is a pre-requisite for optimization of the pipe design. The paper describes the development of Finite Element modeling of the ringstiffness test as well as an optimization procedure containing opensource and in-house software only. The material saving capabilities will be discussed by means of two optimization examples.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th ASMO UK Conference on Engineering Design Optimization
EditorsVassili V. Toropov, Osvaldo M. Querin, H. Alicia Kim, Richard Butler, Johann Sienz
PublisherAssociation for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization in the UK
Pages147-157
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-85316-272-8
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event7th ASMO UK Conference on Engineering Design Optimization - The Mercure Francis Hotel, Bath, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Jul 20088 Jul 2008
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Conference

Conference7th ASMO UK Conference on Engineering Design Optimization
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBath
Period7/07/088/07/08
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    Fuerle, F., Innocente, M., & Sienz, J. (2008). Size and Shape Optimization of Structured-Wall PE Pipes in Ringstiffness Tests. In V. V. Toropov, O. M. Querin, H. A. Kim, R. Butler, & J. Sienz (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th ASMO UK Conference on Engineering Design Optimization (pp. 147-157). Association for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization in the UK.