Three-dimensional Voronoi model of a nacre-mimetic composite structure under impulsive loading
Abdallah Ghazlan, Tuan D Ngo, Tran Phuong
COMPOSITE STRUCTURES | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2016
Nacre, the inner layer of mollusk shells holds the key to the development of an effective composite system for protecting structures from extreme loads due to its superior fracture toughness, despite its brittle constituents. It is known that the hard mineral tablets provide structural rigidity, while the soft organic polymer matrix provides the mechanisms to mitigate damages and dissipate energy uniformly across the structure. Nacre's composite structure is arranged to have multiple laminates and three dimensional polygonal tablets bonded with organic adhesives to maximize its load sharing capability. This paper presents a novel 3D Voronoi model of an Aluminum/Vinylester composite structure..View full abstract
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Awarded by Australian Research Council
This research was sponsored by the Australian Research Council linkage Grant LP150100906 and by the University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher Grants.