Finite elements computation for the elastic properties of a regular stacking of hollow spheres

S. Gasser, F. Paun, Y. Bréchet

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Finite elements calculations for the elastic moduli of a face centred cubic stacking of hollow spheres is performed for a range of geometrical parameters describing the hollow spheres and their joining menisci. The material is expected to be slightly elastically anisotropic and to exhibit an auxetic behaviour. A polynomial expression for the elastic moduli is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-244
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Cellular materials
  • Elastic moduli

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