Serial sectioning was used to characterize the three-dimensional (3D) architecture of metallic textiles, a new class of periodic cellular materials for structural applications. This dataset was used to develop computational tools to automate the quantification of the bonding efficiency and weave geometry to inform the weave processing, as well as incorporate these parameters in the development of material models for more accurate performance prediction. An inverse correlation was present between the wire spacing and the bonding efficiency of wire joints where bonding efficiency increased with a decrease in wire spacing.
Citation: Levinson, A. J., Rowenhorst, D. J., Sharp, K. W., Ryan, S. M., Hemker, K. J., & Fonda, R. W. (2017). Automated methods for the quantification of 3D woven architectures. Materials Characterization.
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