Micro-mechanical modeling of cellular materials with refinements on fracture and damage
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Objectives

Tasks

2011

1

Better understanding of mechanical behavior of cellular materials.

1

State of art on micro-mechanical modelling of cellular materials.

Microstructural analysis

Scientific Report

 2011 - 2013

2012

2

Experimental characterization of cellular materials

2

Compression and tensile tests

3

Shear tests

4

Bending tests

5

Fracture toughness tests

6

Investigation of the effect of density, temperature, loading rate and loading direction on mechanical properties

7

Evaluation of local strain fields by digital image correlation

3

Develop micro-mechanical models to estimate mechanical properties of cellular materials.

8

Micro-mechanical models for compression of cellular materials

9

Micro-mechanical models for tension of cellular materials

10

Micro-mechanical models for fracture of cellular materials

2013

4

Investigating the size effect and notch effect on cellular materials.

11

Investigating the notch effect in cellular materials using Theory of Critical Distance

12

Size effect on mechanical properties of cellular materials

5

Evaluating the behavior of cellular materials under dynamic loading.

13

Fatigue behaviour of cellular materials

14

Impact behaviour of cellular materials

15

Energy absorption of cellular materials

2014

6

Implementation of constitutive material models in Finite Element Analysis.

16

Constitutive models for tension

Scientific Report

 2014

17

Constitutive models for compression

18

Modeling the anisotropy in cellular structures

7

Investigating the effect of micro-structural damage on the mechanical properties of cellular materials.

19

Experimental investigation of damage in cellular materials by digital image correlation and thermography

20

Micro-mechanical models for damaged cellular structure and mechanical response

2015

8

Applications of cellular material

21

Stiffness and strength of sandwich structures with foam cores

Scientific Report

 2015

2016

 

9

 

Industrial applications of cellular material

 

22

Cellular structures in footwear

Scientific Final Report