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A variable-topology morphing composite cylindrical lattice

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Show simple item record Carey, Seán McHale, Ciarán Weaver, Paul M. 2021-08-23T10:22:04Z 2021-08-23T10:22:04Z 2021
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Morphing composite structures are of significant interest due to the fact that they exhibit superior mass‐to‐ stiffness ratios and a large degree of tailorability in comparison to traditional materials and structures. One such morphing composite structure is the multistable composite cylindrical lattice. Current work introduces a novel variable‐topology morphing mechanism to it through the use of both permanent magnets and electro-magnets. By replacing a set of mechanical fasteners from the central intersection of the lattice strips with a bespoke variable‐topology mechanism introduces a controllable and replicable semi‐autonomous means for topology morphing. The variable‐topology mechanism allows the structure to transition from being a linear deployment actuator to one that deploys along a curved path, without need for external mechanical input. The behaviour of both the variable‐topology mechanism and the topology‐changing cylindrical lattice are thoroughly characterised through a combination of mechanical and virtual tests. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Composite Structures;276, 114542
dc.subject Morphing en_US
dc.subject Lattice en_US
dc.subject Composite en_US
dc.title A variable-topology morphing composite cylindrical lattice en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.compstruct.2021.114542
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid 15/RP/2773 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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