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3D printed sandwich beams with bioinspired cores: Mechanical performance and modelling

C Peng, K Fox, M Qian, H Nguyen-Xuan, P Tran

Thin-Walled Structures | Published : 2021


Triply periodic minimal surface (TPMS) based cellular structures have drawn increasingly attention due to their mathematically controlled topologies and promising mechanical properties. Here, we combine 3D-printing technique, experiments, theoretical formulation and numerical simulation to investigate a novel class of lightweight sandwich structures with TPMS cores. Sandwich structures with Primitive, Neovius and IWP core topologies are designed and fabricated using a 3D-printing technique. The bending properties, failure mechanism as well as energy absorption capacity of these TPMS sandwich structures are evaluated via a three-point bending test. A numerical model is developed to analyse th..

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