Journal article

Quasi-static and dynamic mechanical properties of Miura-ori metamaterials

X Xiang, W Qiang, B Hou, P Tran, G Lu

Thin-Walled Structures | Elsevier | Published : 2020


In this study, the compression behaviours of Miura-ori nylon metamaterials were experimentally and numerically investigated under quasi-static loading and impact loading. The Miura-ori sheets had four acute angles, 50°, 55°, 60°, and 65°, which produced four uniform specimens and nine graded specimens with different stacking orders. All specimens were manufactured by polymer 3D printing. The results showed that for the uniform structures, the specific energy absorption first increased with the acute angle α and then decreased when the angle α continued to increase. All the investigated graded structures considerably enhanced the energy absorption capacity and avoided the force drop after the..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China

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