FURI | Spring 2018

Mechanical Analysis of Reinforced Foam Core Composites

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The objective of this project is to perform mechanical analysis on a computationally generated foam core structure. To do this, it was deemed necessary to model the foam core in 3D using a finite element solver. The current research is focused on developing a methodology to import closed cell foam geometries that are generated using a random Voronoi cell generation algorithm, then into ABAQUS.

Student researcher

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Akshay Nalla

Mechanical engineering

Hometown: Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh, India

Graduation date: Spring 2019