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Professor Cezar G. Diaconu

Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, University of Bristol, UK
Straero Research Institute, Bucharest, Romania

Selected Publications:
Diaconu CG, Sato M, Sekine H. Layup optimization of symmetrically laminated thick plates for fundamental frequencies using lamination parameters. Struct Multidisc Optim. 2002;24(4):302–311
C. G. Diaconu, M. Sato, and H. Sekine, “Buckling characteristics and layup optimization of long laminated composite cylindrical shells subjected to combined loads using lamination parameters,” Composite Structures, vol. 58, no. 4, pp. 423–433, Dec. 2002.
Diaconu, C. G., Sato, M., and Sekine, H., “Feasible Region in General Design Space of Lamination Parameters for Laminated Composites,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 40, No. 3, 2002, pp. 559–565
Diaconu, C. G. and Weaver, P. M., Approximate solution and optimum design for postbuckling of infinite laminated composite plates subjected to compression loading, 45th AIAA SDM Conference, April 2004
C. G. Diaconu and H. Sekine, “Layup Optimization for Buckling of Laminated Composite Shells with Restricted Layer Angles,” AIAA Journal, vol. 42, no. 10, pp. 2153–2163, Oct. 2004.
Diaconu, C. and Weaver, P. M.: Approximate Solution and Optimum Design of Compression-Loaded, Postbuckled Laminated Composite Plates. AIAA Journal, vol. 43, no. 4, 2005, pp. 906-914.
Diaconu, C. and Weaver, P. M.: Postbuckling of Long Unsymmetrically Laminated Composite Plates Under Axial Compression. International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol. 43, 2006, pp. 6978-6997.
Cezar G. Diaconu, Paul M. Weaver and Filippo Mattioni (Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TR, UK), “Concepts for morphing airfoil sections using bi-stable laminated composite structures”, Thin-Walled Structures, Vol. 46, No. 6, June 2008, pp. 689-701
M. Bloomfield, C. Diaconu, and P. Weaver, “On feasible regions of lamination parameters for lay-up optimization of laminated composites,” Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, vol. 465, no. 2104, pp. 1123–1143, December 2008.
M. Bruyneel, B. Colson, C. Diaconu, S. Grihon, C. Raick and A. Remouchamps. Optimal design of composite panels for aircraft applications: a comparison of solution approaches, Composites 2009 – 2nd ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Mechanical Response of Composites, 1-3 April 2009, Imperial College London.
Cezar G. Diaconu, Paul M. Weaver and Andres F. Arrieta, “Dynamic analysis of bi-stable composite plates”, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 322, Nos. 4-5, May 2009, pp. 987-1004
S. Daynes, C.G. Diaconu, K.D. Potter and P.M. Weaver, “Bistable Prestressed Symmetric Laminates”, Journal of Composite Materials, May 2010, vol. 44, no. 9, pp. 1119-1137

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