Design of experiment analysis of additively manufactured negative stiffness structures for shock absorber applications

Corsi, Marzia (2020) Design of experiment analysis of additively manufactured negative stiffness structures for shock absorber applications. [Laurea magistrale], Università di Bologna, Corso di Studio in Aerospace engineering / ingegneria aerospaziale [LM-DM270] - Forli', Documento ad accesso riservato.
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Negative stiffness structures, as a branch of multi-stable mechanical metamaterials, exhibit multiple stable configurations. Their characteristics, such as bi-stability, snapthrough and negative stiffness, make them particularly suitable for shock absorber applications. The majority of NSS is designed in a cuboidal shape and only recently few studies focused on cylindrical negative stiffness structures. During this study, three types of special-shaped NSS have been designed, produced and tested. To determine the influence of dimension parameters and materials on the functionality of these flexible structures, for each one of three concepts, five different versions in two different materials and techniques have been realized. The specimens were fabricated in PEBA (PolyEther Block Amide) and TPU (Thermoplastic PolyUrethane) using, respectively, Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and MultiJet Printing (MJP) technologies; the design freedom of Additive Manufacturing (AM), allows the production of complex structures and the possibility of functional integration like shock absorber functionality. Albite in different ways, in all the three structures unit cells are present pre-shaped curved beams to ensure snap-through and bi-stable mechanisms and are expected to exhibit exceptional energy dissipation properties. To investigate the mechanical and NS properties of these structures and their deformation mechanisms, quasi-static compression tests have been performed. The results analyzed through force-displacement curves, highlighted the energy recovery of the specimens during deformation and the influence of dimension parameters on the response to the applied loads. During the tests, it was also evident how the usage of different dimensions and materials can lead, for the same structure, to a symmetric or asymmetric buckling mode in the collapse of the layers and to prevent the structure to return to its original shape once the load has been removed.

Tipologia del documento
Tesi di laurea (Laurea magistrale)
Autore della tesi
Corsi, Marzia
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Correlatore della tesi
Corso di studio
Ordinamento Cds
Parole chiave
Negative stiffness structures, design of experiment, additive manufacturing, shock absorber
Data di discussione della Tesi
19 Marzo 2020

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