Journal article

Uncovering a high-performance bio-mimetic cellular structure from trabecular bone

Abdallah Ghazlan, Tuan Ngo, Tuan Nguyen, Steven Linforth, Tu Van Le

Scientific Reports | Springer Science and Business Media LLC | Published : 2020

Abstract

The complex cellular structure of trabecular bone possesses lightweight and superior energy absorption capabilities. By mimicking this novel high-performance structure, engineered cellular structures can be advanced into a new generation of protective systems. The goal of this research is to develop an analytical framework for predicting the critical buckling load, Young’s modulus and energy absorption of a 3D printed bone-like cellular structure. This is achieved by conducting extensive analytical simulations of the bone-inspired unit cell in parallel to traverse every possible combination of its key design parameters. The analytical framework is validated using experimental data and used t..

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