Additive manufacturing is an evolving technology for fabricating porous structures used in a broad array of applications, ranging from the aerospace industry to biomedical engineering. Porous titanium alloy (Ti6Al4V) structures play a major role in biomedical implants and are preferred over conventional solid implants because their properties can be tailored to obtain the stiffness required to avoid stress shielding and improve osteointegration. The mechanical properties of these structures are dependent on unit cell topology and overall porosity. In the present work, three open cellular configurations were studied, namely regular (square), irregular (skewed square) and fully random structures, at three different porosity levels. The samples were manufactured using the selective laser melting of spherical Ti6Al4V powder. The deviations of manufactured samples from as designed were assessed using morphological characterisations and porosity analyses. The mechanical characterisations of the samples included monotonic and cyclic tensile tests, along with conventional compression tests under monotonic and cyclic conditions. The results from the study indicate a clear deviation of thickness values from as-designed values. The effect of inclination of the strut with respect to the loading axis has been studied in compression samples. The off-axis loading in compression led to the asymmetry in the Young's modulus in compression and tension. These led to finite element modelling of structures in the elastic regime and its validation using Gibson–Ashby model for cellular structures.

Tension-compression asymmetric mechanical behaviour of lattice cellular structures produced by selective laser melting / Raghavendra, S.; Molinari, A.; Fontanari, V.; Dallago, M.; Luchin, V.; Zappini, G.; Benedetti, M.. - In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS. PART C, JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE. - ISSN 0954-4062. - STAMPA. - 234:16(2020), pp. 3241-3256. [10.1177/0954406220912786]

Tension-compression asymmetric mechanical behaviour of lattice cellular structures produced by selective laser melting

Raghavendra S.;Molinari A.;Fontanari V.;Dallago M.;Luchin V.;Benedetti M.
2020-01-01

Abstract

Additive manufacturing is an evolving technology for fabricating porous structures used in a broad array of applications, ranging from the aerospace industry to biomedical engineering. Porous titanium alloy (Ti6Al4V) structures play a major role in biomedical implants and are preferred over conventional solid implants because their properties can be tailored to obtain the stiffness required to avoid stress shielding and improve osteointegration. The mechanical properties of these structures are dependent on unit cell topology and overall porosity. In the present work, three open cellular configurations were studied, namely regular (square), irregular (skewed square) and fully random structures, at three different porosity levels. The samples were manufactured using the selective laser melting of spherical Ti6Al4V powder. The deviations of manufactured samples from as designed were assessed using morphological characterisations and porosity analyses. The mechanical characterisations of the samples included monotonic and cyclic tensile tests, along with conventional compression tests under monotonic and cyclic conditions. The results from the study indicate a clear deviation of thickness values from as-designed values. The effect of inclination of the strut with respect to the loading axis has been studied in compression samples. The off-axis loading in compression led to the asymmetry in the Young's modulus in compression and tension. These led to finite element modelling of structures in the elastic regime and its validation using Gibson–Ashby model for cellular structures.
2020
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Raghavendra, S.; Molinari, A.; Fontanari, V.; Dallago, M.; Luchin, V.; Zappini, G.; Benedetti, M.
Tension-compression asymmetric mechanical behaviour of lattice cellular structures produced by selective laser melting / Raghavendra, S.; Molinari, A.; Fontanari, V.; Dallago, M.; Luchin, V.; Zappini, G.; Benedetti, M.. - In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS. PART C, JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE. - ISSN 0954-4062. - STAMPA. - 234:16(2020), pp. 3241-3256. [10.1177/0954406220912786]
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