An elastic micropolar mixture theory approach for predicting elastic properties of open cell foams

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A constitutive model has been developed to predict the elastic response of two dimensional balsa wood material with a distribution of cell geometries. Two planar triangular grids, each assumed to represent the structural network of an open cell foam material, are superimposed to model an overall cellular structure with a distribution of cell geometries. The elastic mixture theory is applied in conjunction with the micropolar elasticity theory to homogenize the cellular structure and to establish the overall constitutive relationship. Copyright © 2007 by ASME.

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ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings