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Experimental Investigation of the Mechanical Behavior of 3D Printed Co-Continuous Composite Polymers under Static and Cyclic Loadings

Abstract Essential knowledge of Co-continuous composite material properties are explored in this thesis. Mechanical characterization of these materials gives a detailed outlook to use them in design, manufacture and tailor make the products.

Soft and hard polymer materials have extensive properties individually, but when combined to make a single structure, they give an exceptional combination of properties. In this study, Polymer materials used are in the form of Co-Continuous structures (i.e., both soft and hard polymers are continuous throughout the microstructure) fabricated into several microstructures namely, Simple Cubic (SC), Body-Centered Cubic (BCC) and Face Centered Cubic (FCC) shapes. An experimental process is designed and fine-tuned ... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor VARAKANTHAM, MADHAVA REDDY (Author) / Yongming, Liu (Advisor) / Patel, Jay (Committee member) / Hanqing, Jiang (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Design / Engineering
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 109 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Mechanical Engineering 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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