Verification of a Finite Element Simulation of the Progressive Collapse of Micro Lattice Structures
Stainless steel micro lattice structures, manufactured by selective laser melting, have the potential to be used as core materials in twin skinned structures. The configuration considered here is body centred cubic. One of the major structural performance requirements for such twin skinned structures is foreign object impact. The paper describes the series of steps taken to simulate (using DYNA) and validate the low velocity foreign object impact behaviour of twin skinned panels with micro lattice cores. This includes the validation of a three beam model for each micro strut, the modelling of node behaviour, and the modelling and validation of compressed micro lattice blocks, and of full foreign object impact panel behaviour.
R. L. Burguete, M. Lucas, E. A. Patterson, S. Quinn
R. A.W. Mines et al., "Verification of a Finite Element Simulation of the Progressive Collapse of Micro Lattice Structures", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 70, pp. 111-116, 2011