Accession Number:

ADA411734

Title:

Multifunctional Mechatronic Materials

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Aug 2000 - 31 Jan 2002

Corporate Author:

PRINCETON UNIV NJ OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND PROJECT ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-02-21

Pagination or Media Count:

250.0

Abstract:

Contributions have been made in two basic areas ultralight structures based on sandwich panels with truss and textile cores, and high authority actuating structures based on the properties of the Kagome system. This final report contains the following studies 1 Effective Properties of the Octet-truss Lattice Material, by V.S. Deshpande, N.A. Fleck, and M.F. Ashby 2 Kagome Plate Structures for Actuation, by R.G. Hutchinson, N. Wicks, A.G. Evans, N.A. Fleck, and J.W. Hutchinson 3 Measurements and Simulations of the Performance of Metallic Sandwich Structures with a Near Optimal Tetrahedral Truss Core, by H.J. Rathbun, Z. Wei, M.Y. He, F.W. Zok, and A.G. Evans 4 Minimum Weight Design of a High Authority Flexural Actuator Based on Electroelastomers, by L.H. Han, T.J. Lu, and A.G. Evans 5 Optimal Truss Plates, by N. Wicks and J.W. Hutchinson 6 On the Performance of Light Weight Metallic Panels Fabricated Using Textile Technology, by D.R. Mumm, S. Chiras, A.G. Evans, J.W. Hutchinson, and D.J. Sypeck, et al. 7 Performance of Sandwich Plates with Truss Cores, by N. Wicks and J.W. Hutchinson and 8 The Structural Performance of Near-Optimized Truss Core Panels, by S. Chiras, D.R. Mumm, A.G. Evans, N.Wicks, and J.W. Hutchinson, et al.

Subject Categories:

  • Fabrication Metallurgy
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Crystallography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE