MACHINE MODELING AND SIMULATIONS, Machine modeling and simulations 2020

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Development of a computational model of lattice structure
Karel Ráž, Zdenek Chval

Last modified: 08. 01. 2021


This paper deals with the description of the mechanical properties of  the plastic lattice structure. These strucures are nowadays used in the additive manufacturing. The final goal was to found a mathematical formula, that allowed the FEM simulation of the described lattice structures as the structure were a solid material. The formula stablishes relationship between the original material Young Modulus and weight ratio of the lattice cell. Valtidation of the formula was performed by the mechanical test. The basis of the study was real testing and measurement, analysis of simulation using the finite element method and the Gibson-Ashby model with some enhancements to get to results within 95% of reliability.