Optimization Method Applied to Identification of Material Parameters

  • Pauli Pedersen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Engineering book series (LNENG, volume 42)


The parameters of a mathematical model are optimized to obtain best possible agree-ment with experimental responses. This we term identification. The well known tools of optimal design, such as sensitivity analysis and linear programming, are directly applicable.

A specific project to identify the material constitutive parameters for the fiber prepregs of a lami-nated plate is described. The identified material parameters are compared with traditional strain gauge results. This project has been carried out as a student project for a Master’s degree.




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© Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pauli Pedersen
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  1. 1.Department of Solid MechanicsThe Technical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark

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