A new concept in design of materials and structures: Assemblies of interlocked tetrahedron-shaped elements

A. V. Dyskin, Y. Estrin, A. J. Kanel-Belov, E. Pasternak

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Abstract

The proposed assembly of interlocked tetrahedron-shaped elements forms a layer in which each individual block is held in place by neighbouring blocks. The layer is flexible, but can withstand considerable loads even if no binder is used to hold the elements together. Great opportunities are seen in finding processing routes for manufacturing such self-locking structures with different dimensional scales depending on the desired application.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2689-2694
Number of pages6
JournalScripta Materialia
Volume44
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 8 Jun 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Assembly of interlocked tetrahedrons
  • Composites
  • Mechanical properties
  • Structural behaviour
  • Toughness

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