Summary: The orientation of cells in wild honeycomb appears to be independent of gravity. This article proposes the structural basis for this.
Summary: Second of a two-part post on developing a taxonomy of cellular materials. This post focuses on 3D cellular materials. A previous post addressed 2D (prismatic) cellular materials.
Summary: A synthesis of different taxonomies of cellular materials. Part 1 of this post discusses 2D prismatic structures.
Summary: Discusses 4 strategies to lightweighting (material selection, structural optimization, architected materials and multifunctionality) and their convergence enabled by Additive Manufacturing
Freedom and Responsibility – Unit cells – Cell Size Distribution – Parameters – Integration
Key Takeaway: The number of cells in a test specimen composed of cellular structures greatly influences its mechanical response, and the nature of this relationship depends on the unit cell design and the imposed loading condition