PREDICTING THE BEHAVIOR OF LARGE-SCALE, ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURABLE LATTICE STRUCTURES VIA THE LAWS OF SIMILITUDE

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Abstract

Additive Manufacturing (AM) use in construction has been on the rise in recent years. This means faster build times, less waste, and increased efficiency. Conventional structural building blocks are not fully leveraging the capabilities offered by AM. For this reason, the authors propose using AM-enabled self-supporting structures as a part of the construction process. Using these unconventional structural members requires testing; however, full-scale testing is not always economically feasible. From an experimental testing standpoint, it would be easier to test these in a controlled environment at a small scale; as the behavior of lattice structures in structural loading is yet unknown. To understand the behavior of these structures, it is imperative to understand whether the existing scaling laws can be applied to these non-homogeneous, discontinuous lattice structures. This paper explores the requirements for performing scaled-down testing on latticed beams with dissimilar materials in a virtual environment. The performance rating of the unit cells tested in order is Diamond, Gyroid, and Fluorite.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication28th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference (DFMLC)
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791887332
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
EventASME 2023 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC-CIE 2023 - Boston, United States
Duration: Aug 20 2023Aug 23 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume5

Conference

ConferenceASME 2023 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC-CIE 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston
Period8/20/238/23/23

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation

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