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Study on a new concept of multi-stable lattice structure
Author(s): Fuhong Dai; Hao Li; Shanyi Du
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Paper Abstract

A new multi-stable lattice structure which is assembled by rectangular bi-stable composite laminates is designed. The snap-through of rectangular cross-ply composite laminates and a lattice structure is numerically and experimentally studied. The experiments to measure the snapping force levels of rectangular laminates and lattice structures are conducted. A method based on commercial software ABAQUS to simulate the snap-through behaviors of lattice structures is presented. Snap through of lattice structures are successfully described with the use of this method. The same phenomenon between the FEA and experiments are observed. The predicted curvatures show a good agreement with experimental results while there are some errors between predicted and measured critical loads.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 March 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8342, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2012, 83421U (28 March 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.914947
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Fuhong Dai, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Hao Li, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Shanyi Du, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8342:
Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2012
Nakhiah C. Goulbourne; Zoubeida Ounaies, Editor(s)

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