Influence of curved struts, anisotropic pores and strut cavities on the effective elastic properties of open-cell foams

@inproceedings{Storm2015InfluenceOC,
  title={Influence of curved struts, anisotropic pores and strut cavities on the effective elastic properties of open-cell foams},
  author={Jesper Storm and Martin Abendroth and Meinhard Kuna},
  year={2015}
}
Abstract This work focuses on the modelling of the local foam geometry (strut and node) and analyses its influence on the effective elastic properties. A periodic Kelvin cell is used as a simplified open cell structure. This allows detailed studies of often neglected local geometric details like strut thickness variations, strut curvature, node thickness, node and strut cavities. The foam geometry is described using implicit functions in Blinn transformations, which is a versatile modelling… CONTINUE READING