The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

A metamodelling approach to mechanical characterisation of anisotropic plates

Setiawan, R., Syngellakis, S. and Hill, M. (2009) A metamodelling approach to mechanical characterisation of anisotropic plates Journal of Composite Materials, 43, (21), pp. 2333-49. (doi:10.1177/0021998308099008).

Record type: Article


The proposed characterization method is based on the knowledge of free vibration characteristics of plate specimens. Effective laminate properties are estimated through minimization of the error between known and predicted natural frequencies. Metamodeling is used for approximating the relationship between the material properties and the corresponding natural frequencies. This results in an economical characterization process, applicable to a large number of specimens of various shapes and dimensions. The proposed strategy is first tested on a range of hypothetical composite materials with numerically simulated test results, then applied to reliable published experimental data. It is thus shown to have the potential of a fast and accurate, in-situ characterization tool

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Published date: 1 October 2009
Keywords: laminates, anisotropy, characterization, metamodeling


Local EPrints ID: 71771
ISSN: 0021-9983
PURE UUID: 023119fb-1584-4bce-be6a-6edf6ce5d165
ORCID for M. Hill: ORCID iD

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 07 Jan 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:58

Export record


Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton:

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.