Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/146447
Title: Mechanical properties and failure behaviour of architected alumina microlattices fabricated by stereolithography 3D printing
Authors: Yap, Xiu Yun
Seetoh, Ian
Goh, Wei Liang
Ye, Pengcheng
Zhao, Yida
Du, Zehui
Lai, Chang Quan
Gan, Chee Lip
Keywords: Engineering::Materials::Ceramic materials
Issue Date: 2021
Source: Yap, X. Y., Seetoh, I., Goh, W. L., Ye, P., Zhao, Y., Du, Z., ... Gan, C. L. (2021). Mechanical properties and failure behaviour of architected alumina microlattices fabricated by stereolithography 3D printing. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 196, 106285-. doi:10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2021.106285
Project: A1883c0009 
Journal: International Journal of Mechanical Sciences 
Abstract: Alumina microlattices with solid struts and different topologies were fabricated by the stereolithography 3D printing method. Mechanical analysis shows that specific stiffness and strength were highest for Simple Cubic lattices, followed by Octet Truss, then Kelvin Cell lattices. The mechanical properties followed Ashby’s power law well at small relative densities ( ≤ 0.3), but deviated from it at higher relative densities due to the increased importance of joint deformation. Failure in the Simple Cubic lattices proceeded in a column-by-column manner from the boundaries inwards to the centre, while fracture in Octet Truss and Kelvin Cell lattices took place predominantly along the diagonal (111) and (110) planes respectively. The underlying mechanism controlling these mechanical responses has been thoroughly discussed using finite element simulation analysis. Because lattice strength was limited by the tensile strength of alumina, which was an order of magnitude lower than its compressive strength, the microlattices were weaker than Ashby’s predictions. Nevertheless, they were still able to exhibit better specific modulus and strength than many current engineering materials, as well as some degree of ductility in the form of pseudoplastic strains (0.1 % - 0.5 %).
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/146447
ISSN: 0020-7403
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2021.106285
Rights: © 2021 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This paper was published in International Journal of Mechanical Sciences and is made available with permission of Elsevier Ltd.
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