Mechanical properties of Monofilament entangled materials

Loïc Courtois, Eric Maire, Michel Perez, Yves Brechet, David Rodney

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A new type of architectured materials, namely "monofilament entangled materials", were studied in order to have a better understanding of their behavior under compressive loading and damping. The materials studied in this paper were made of an entanglement of a single steel wire. Their complex internal architecture was investigated using X-ray computed tomography. The evolution of the number of contacts per unit of volume, as well as of the density profile, were followed during the compression test in order to compare it to the mechanical results. Dynamical Mechanical Analysis (DMA) was performed to characterize the evolution of the loss factor of this material with the frequency and the volume fraction. It was shown that this material present an interesting strength/loss factor ratio. A discrete element model was proposed to model the mechanical properties of this material.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Measurements, Modeling, and Metrology - Proceedings of the 2011 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781461402275
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventSEM Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics 2011 - Uncasville, United States of America
Duration: 13 Jun 201116 Jun 2011

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series
ISSN (Print)2191-5644
ISSN (Electronic)2191-5652


ConferenceSEM Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics 2011
CountryUnited States of America

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