Journal article

Automated simulation techniques for uncovering high-performance bioinspired cellular structures under blast loads

Abdallah Ghazlan, Tuan Ngo, Tay Son Le, Tu Van Le

JOURNAL OF SANDWICH STRUCTURES & MATERIALS | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Trabecular bone possesses a complex hierarchical structure of plate- and strut-like elements, which is analogous to structural systems encountered in engineering practice. In this work, key structural features of trabecular bone are mimicked to uncover effective energy dissipation mechanisms under blast loading. To this end, several key design parameters were identified to develop a bone-like unit cell. A computer script was then developed to automatically generate bone-like finite element models with many combinations of these design parameters, which were simulated under blast loading. The optimal structure was identified and its performance was benchmarked against traditional engineered c..

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