Numerical investigation of stiffness and buckling response of simple and optimized infill structures

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Abstract

This study systematically investigates stiffness and buckling response of finite structures consisting of repeated unit cells of a reference truss lattice microstructure and a topology optimized microstructure with enhanced buckling strength. Structural stability is evaluated using linear buckling, nonlinear pre-buckling, and post-buckling analyses, subjected to two benchmark loading cases representing uniaxial compression and shear loading. Numerical results indicate that geometric and material nonlinearities play a surprisingly small role in uniaxial loading, whereas strong effects are seen for the shear loading case for which the microstructure was not optimized.
Original languageEnglish
JournalStructural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
ISSN1615-147X
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • Structural stability
  • Finite periodic structures
  • Linear buckling analysis
  • Nonlinear pre-buckling analysis
  • Post-buckling analysis

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