Shape factor, Bending, Material selection, Compliant, Stiffness, Metamaterials
Similar to the general class of metamaterials, compliant arrays (CAs) are engineered from an array of subelements that combine to produce a response that is typically not available from a at panel made of a single material. As such, analysis and design of CA systems requires the integration of both the material and geometrical properties of the array. This paper proposes a convenient and efficient method of combining these essential elements using analytically derived shape factors for bending modes. The approach is validated experimentally, and used to demonstrate large regions of previously inaccessible property combinations in material selection charts that become attainable using carefully design CAs.
Original Publication Citation
Todd G Nelson, Jared T Bruton, Nathan Rieske, Patrick Walton, David T Fullwood, Larry L Howell, Material Selection Shape Factors for Compliant Arrays in Bending, Journal of Materials and Design, 110 (2016), 865-877, DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2016.08.056, 2016
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Fullwood, David T.; Nelson, Todd G.; Bruton, Jared T.; Rieske, Nathan E.; Walton, M. Patrick; and Howell, Larry L., "Material Selection Shape Factors for Compliant Arrays in Bending" (2016). Faculty Publications. 1868.
Journal of Materials and Design
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
The final publisher's version can be found via https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2016.08.056.
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