Experimental investigation of mechanical properties and energy absorption capabilities of hybrid lattice structures manufactured using fused filament fabrication

Daniyar Syrlybayev, Asma Perveen, Didier Talamona

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Abstract

Hybrid lattice structures are composed of several dissimilar unit cells arranged in specific patterns. Unlike their one-phase counterparts, hybrid lattices remain relatively unexplored. In this work, novel hybrid lattice structures composed of Pillar Octahedral (PO) and Rhombic Dodecahedron (RD) lattices having variable strut diameters are arranged in different orders to form hybrid vertical piles (HVP), 2D and 3D chessboard order (HCh2D and HCh3D), are proposed, and their mechanical properties, energy absorption characteristics, and deformation modes are investigated under quasistatic compression. The empirical results indicated that the mechanical properties of hybrid lattice structures are the average of those of their parent lattices. HVP lattice structure has a high yield stress of 1.2, 2.22, and 3.54 MPa when strut diameter is 1.5, 1.75, and 2 mm respectively, and stable post-buckling region. It was also observed that hybrid lattice structures are more efficient in absorbing the energy of the deformation. When strut diameter is 1.5 mm, PO lattice structure has an efficiency of 50%, while HVP, HCh2D, and HCh3D lattices have an efficiency of about 70–80%. Finally, Gibson-Ashby models were proposed to predict the mechanical properties of lattice structures as the function of relative density.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2023

Keywords

  • Fused filament fabrication
  • Hybrid lattice structures
  • Polymeric material
  • Quasi-static compression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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