Modeling of new light-weight, rigid core panels based on geometric plane tilings and space fillings

Kazuya Saito, Taketoshi Nojima

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Abstract

By processing triangle or square pyramid shaped indents on a flat sheet, panels with periodical indents in regular plane tiling patterns are manufactured. Highly rigid core panels are newly developed by setting this panel (as top panel) on a reversed one (as bottom panel), and gluing/ welding them at the apexes of pyramids to the vertexes of the tiling patterns in the bottom panel. The basic model named Dia-Core is a panel created in the form of Octet-Truss developed by Fuller which corresponds to the space filling model consisting of a combination of two tetrahedra and one octahedron. By varying the geometric patterns that appear on the panel surfaces, all possible patterns based on geometrical considerations are devised, systematically creating various modified models with larger welding portions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1302-1308
Number of pages7
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, A Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part A
Volume73
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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