Open Access Review Article

A Finite Element Study of The Elastic Properties of a Cracked Cellular Structure with Trapezoidal Beams

Jiong Zhang1, Weidong Liu2 and Liankun Wang1*

1School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Wuyi University, PR China

2College of Energy and Electrical Engineering, Hohai University, PR China

Corresponding Author

Received Date: June 22, 2019;  Published Date: June 24, 2019


The elastic properties of a cracked cellular structure of close-to-zero Poisson’s ratio with trapezoidal beams are studied by the finite element method in this paper. The effects of the crack length and crack angle on the non-dimensional equivalent modulus, including elastic moduli in the x-direction, y-direction, and the shear moduli are analyzed. The numerical results indicate that the degree of reduction in the non-dimensional equivalent modulus due to the crack depends on the crack angle and length.

Keywords:Cellular structure; Trapezoidal beam; Elastic moduli; Shear modulus; Finite element, Crack

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