The transverse elastic properties of chiral honeycombs

Lorato, A., Innocenti, P., Scarpa, F., Alderson, Andrew, Alderson, K. L., Zied, K., Ravirala, N., Miller, W., Smith, C. W. and Evans, K. E. (2010) The transverse elastic properties of chiral honeycombs. Composites Science and Technology, 70 (7). pp. 1057-1063. ISSN 0266-3538

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This work describes the out-of-plane linear elastic mechanical properties of trichiral, tetrachiral and hexachiral honeycomb configurations. Analytical models are developed to calculate the transverse Young's modulus and the Voigt and Reuss bounds for the transverse shear stiffness. Finite Element models are developed to validate the analytical results, and to identify the dependence of the transverse shear stiffness vs. the gauge thickness of the honeycombs. The models are then validated with experimental results from flatwise compressive and simple shear tests on samples produced with rapid prototype (RP)-based techniques.

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Additional Information: Full text of this article is not available in this repository. This article was originally published in Composites and science technology, published by and copyright Elsevier.
Uncontrolled Keywords: A. Smart materials,B. Mechanical properties,C. Elastic properties,C. Deformation,C. Finite element analysis
Divisions: University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Materials Research and Innovation
Depositing User: Scott Wilson
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 12:52
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2014 11:53
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2009.07.008

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