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

Better understanding of mechanical behavior of cellular materials

Experimental characterization of cellular materials.

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

Implementation of constitutive material models in Finite Element Analysis.

Investigation of the size and notch effects on cellular materials.

Evaluation of the behavior of cellular materials under dynamic (impact and fatigue) loading

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

Applications of cellular materials.



Density: 100 kg/m3                300 kg/m3

Polyurethane closed cells rigid foam