Light Weight Lattice Truss Structures

Brian John Merton

Abstract


The aim of this project was to investigate the influence of topology and geometry on the specific strength of light weight lattice truss structures; the ultimate goal being to determine which design provides a better relative strength to relative density. This project was driven by a desire to bridge current research and fine which topologies and geometries performed better under compressive and shear loads. Due the numerous independent variables present in the analysis without specific design criteria it is hard to categorically state which topology and geometry is the best under compressive and/or shear loads. However, we are able to provide a design decision making tool was produced and future research on this topic have been identified.

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