An important issue when designing conformal lattice structures is the geometric modeling and prediction of mechanical properties. This paper presents suitable methods for obtaining optimized conformal lattice structures and validating them without the need for high computational power and time, enabling the designer to have quick feedback in the first design phases. A wire-frame modeling method based on non-uniform rational basis spline (NURBS) free-form deformation (FFD) that allows conforming a regular lattice structure inside a design space is presented. Next, a previously proposed size optimization method is adopted for optimizing the cross-sections of lattice structures. Finally, two different commercial finite element software are involved for the validation of the results, based on Euler–Bernoulli and Timoshenko beam theories. The findings highlight the adaptability of the NURBS-FFD modeling approach and the reliability of the size optimization method, especially in stretching-dominated cell topologies and load conditions. At the same time, the limitation of the structural beam analysis when dealing with thick beams is noted. Moreover, the behavior of different kinds of lattices was investigated.

Dal Fabbro P., Rosso S., Ceruti A., Bozza D.B., Meneghello R., Concheri G., et al. (2021). Analysis of a preliminary design approach for conformal lattice structures. APPLIED SCIENCES, 11(23), 1-19 [10.3390/app112311449].

Analysis of a preliminary design approach for conformal lattice structures

Ceruti A.;
2021

Abstract

An important issue when designing conformal lattice structures is the geometric modeling and prediction of mechanical properties. This paper presents suitable methods for obtaining optimized conformal lattice structures and validating them without the need for high computational power and time, enabling the designer to have quick feedback in the first design phases. A wire-frame modeling method based on non-uniform rational basis spline (NURBS) free-form deformation (FFD) that allows conforming a regular lattice structure inside a design space is presented. Next, a previously proposed size optimization method is adopted for optimizing the cross-sections of lattice structures. Finally, two different commercial finite element software are involved for the validation of the results, based on Euler–Bernoulli and Timoshenko beam theories. The findings highlight the adaptability of the NURBS-FFD modeling approach and the reliability of the size optimization method, especially in stretching-dominated cell topologies and load conditions. At the same time, the limitation of the structural beam analysis when dealing with thick beams is noted. Moreover, the behavior of different kinds of lattices was investigated.
2021
Dal Fabbro P., Rosso S., Ceruti A., Bozza D.B., Meneghello R., Concheri G., et al. (2021). Analysis of a preliminary design approach for conformal lattice structures. APPLIED SCIENCES, 11(23), 1-19 [10.3390/app112311449].
Dal Fabbro P.; Rosso S.; Ceruti A.; Bozza D.B.; Meneghello R.; Concheri G.; Savio G.
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