Mechanical behaviour of three dimensional lattice structures

Kuniharu Ushijima, Dai Heng Chen, Wesley J. Cantwell

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In this study, a theoretical analysis for predicting the mechanical properties of three dimensional lattice structures under compressive loading is proposed, and verified by comparing the analytical predictions with FEM results. This theory for estimating the initial stiffness E* is based on the classical beam theory, and the one for estimating the plastic collapse strength σ*pl reflects the stress state for each lattice structure. In particular, effects of inner geometry (strand's diameter-to-length ratio and micro-architecture) on the mechanical behaviour are discussed.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationFracture and Strength of Solids VII
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
ISSN (Print)1013-9826
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9795


  • Finite element method
  • Lattice
  • Plasticity
  • Structural analysis


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