Numerical calculations of effective elastic properties of two cellular structures

  title={Numerical calculations of effective elastic properties of two cellular structures},
  author={Enis Tuncer},
  journal={Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics},
  pages={497 - 503}
  • E. Tuncer
  • Published 7 April 2004
  • Materials Science
  • Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Young's moduli of regular two-dimensional truss-like and eye-shaped structures are simulated using the finite element method. The structures are idealizations of soft polymeric materials used in ferro-electret applications. In the simulations, the length scales of the smallest representative units are varied, which changes the dimensions of the cell walls in the structures. A power-law expression with a quadratic as the exponent term is proposed for the effective Young's moduli of the systems… 
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