Damping Capability of Lattice Structures: a Numerical Study

Tornatore, Dario (2019) Damping Capability of Lattice Structures: a Numerical Study. [Laurea magistrale], Università di Bologna, Corso di Studio in Civil engineering [LM-DM270], Documento full-text non disponibile
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Lattices are recognized as ultra-lightweight materials with high specific stiffness and high specific strength. The applications of this architectural material range from the aerospace and automotive industry up to the biomedical one. In the literature, most of the studies address the mechanical responses of lattice structures under static, dynamic (impact) and fatigue loading conditions while only few works deal with the damping capabilities of such structures. This study focuses on the damping capability of classical lattice configurations whose architecture is made of struts (i.e. CC, CBCC, ACC, Octet, Rhombic dodecahedron). The influence of three aspects has been investigated: the geometrical parameters defining the structure of the lattice cell, the introduction of a compressive pre-stress field within the cell and the plastic constitutive behaviour of the material used for the struts. A broad sensitivity campaign has been performed in order to evaluate the amount of dissipated energy for the different cell architectures according to the variation of the strut diameter and to the presence of local instabilities (post-buckling behaviour of the struts). The numerical results highlight how the damping capability of the considered cell, for the same loading condition, is strongly related to the topology of the cell and to its relative density. By smartly tailoring these parameters, the damping capability without pre-stress can be increased up to 23% and, if the pre-stress is introduced within the cell, the damping effects can be ulteriorly intensified .

Tipologia del documento
Tesi di laurea (Laurea magistrale)
Autore della tesi
Tornatore, Dario
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Corso di studio
Offshore Engineering
Ordinamento Cds
Parole chiave
Lattice structures,damping capability,additive laser manufacturing,homogenization method,local instabilities,ansys,topology optimization,relative density
Data di discussione della Tesi
22 Luglio 2019

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