This website showcases our research on cellular metals funded by the European Commission under Marie Sklodowska Curie Career Integration Grant (2014-2018). The work has been carried out at the University of Surrey, one of the leading, research-oriented, universities in the United Kingdom. The overarching goals of our work are:

 Optimisation and design of light-weight structures with:

  • High stiffness and high damping at the same time,
  • Enhanced stability and buckling resistance,
  • Improved fluidic properties.

 Material characterization and simulations:

  • We tested the failure limits of cellular metals under multi-axial loads (combined tension and torsion as well as compression and torsion) in collaboration with our colleagues from the University of Padova in Italy,
  • We measured mechanical stiffness and plasticity at elevated temperatures ranging from 200-700C with our partners at the University of Campinas in Brazil,
  • We developed algorithms to include statistical variability that arises from imperfections in the cellular architectures with our collaborators at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

 Multi-physical applications of lattice and cellular metals for:

  • Protection from accidental cutting and drilling,
  • Passive flow control through the use of porous materials in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University,
  • Enhanced energy dissipation under localised, impulsive loads,
  • Lightweight, stiff architected sheets with high vibrational and noise damping.

The support of the Research Framework of the European Union and the Home Office in the United Kingdom is greatly appreciated.