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.