Biomechanics of cellular solids.

@article{Gibson2005BiomechanicsOC,
  title={Biomechanics of cellular solids.},
  author={L. C. Jordan Gibson},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={2005},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={377-99}
}
Materials with a cellular structure are widespread in nature and include wood, cork, plant parenchyma and trabecular bone. Natural cellular materials are often mechanically efficient: the honeycomb-like microstructure of wood, for instance, gives it an exceptionally high performance index for resisting bending and buckling. Here we review the mechanics of a wide range of natural cellular materials and examine their role in lightweight natural sandwich structures (e.g. iris leaves) and natural… CONTINUE READING
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