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Professor Sarp Adali


BScEng (METechU), PhD (Cornell), FASME, FRSSAF, Sugar Millers Chair of Mechanical Design
School of Mechanical Engineering
University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban area, South Africa

Research Interests:
Solid Mechanics, Composites

Selected Publications:

Walker, M., Adali, S., Verijenko, V., 1995, Optimal Design of Laminated Composite Plates with Central Cut-out for Maximum Buckling Load using the FEM, Proc. of the 13th Symposium on Finite Element Methods in South Africa, VoI. 2, pp. 708-718

Adali S, Richter A, Verikenko VE. Multiobjective design of laminated cylindrical shells for maximum pressure and buckling load. Microcomput Civil Eng 1995;10:269–79.

Walker M, Reiss T, Adali S. Multiobjective design of laminated cylindrical shells for maximum torsional and axial buckling loads. Comput Struct 1997;62(2):237–42.

Adali, S. “Lay-up optimisation of laminated plates” in Buckling and Postbuckling of Composite Plates, eds.G.J. Turvey and I.H. Marshall, Chapman and Hall, 1996

Adali S, Walker M, Verijenko VE. Multiobjective optimisation of laminated plates for maximum prebuckling, buckling and postbuckling strength using continuous and discrete ply angles. Compos Struct 1996;35:117–30.

M. Walker, T. Reiss and S. Adali (Center for Engineering Research, Technikon Natal, Durban, South Africa), “Minimum weight design of composite hybrid shells via symbolic computation”, Journal of the Franklin Institute, Vol. 334, No. 1, January 1997, pp. 47-56, doi:10.1016/S0016-0032(96)00066-X

M. Walker, T. Reiss, S. Adali, P.M. Weaver, (1998) "Application of MATHEMATICA to the optimal design of composite shells for improved buckling strength", Engineering Computations, Vol. 15 No. 2, pp.260 – 267
doi: 10.1108/02644409810369248

Sarp Adali, Viktor E. Verijenko and Alexander Richter, “Minimum sensitivity design of laminated shells under axial load and external pressure”, Composite Structures, Vol. 54, Nos. 2-3, November-December 2001, pp. 139-142, doi:10.1016/S0263-8223(01)00081-2

Sarp Adali (University of Natal, Durban, South Africa), “Optimization of laminated composites and overview of smart material applications”, in Modern trends in composite laminates mechanics, edited by Holm Altenbach and Wilfried Becker, CISM Courses and Lectures No. 448, International Center for Mechanical Sciences, Springer, 2003, ISBN 3-211-20302-8

Adali, S., Lene, F., Duvaut, G. and Chiaruttini, V. "Optimization of laminated composites subject to uncertain buckling loads". Composite Structures, Vol. 62, No. 3-4, pp 261-69, 2003.

Izzet U. Cagdas and Sarp Adali, “Buckling of cross-ply cylinders under hydrostatic pressure considering pressure stiffness”, Ocean Engineering, Vol. 38, No. 4, pp. 559-569, 2011,
DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2010.12.005

Izzet U. Cagdas and Sarp Adali, “Effect of in-plane boundary restraints on optimal design of skew laminates under buckling loads”, Composite Structures, Vol. 93, No. 8, pp. 2060-2069, 2011,
DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2011.02.015

S. Adali and Izzet U. Cagdas, “Failure analysis of curved composite panels based on first-ply and buckling failures”, Procedia Engineering , vol. 10, pp. 1595-1600, 2011, DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2011.04.266

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