Design of 3D Woven Metallic Micro-lattices

Topology Optimization for Architected Materials

Jamie Guest (PI)

Additional Team Members:

Kevin Hemker (Co-PI)
Tim Weihs (Co-PI)
Hak Yong Lee (GS)
Ju Xue (GS)

Micro-lattices manufactured by advanced 3D weaving processes are emerging as an exciting architected material with multi-functional capabilities. Past work has shown that these materials can be tailored to offer unique combinations of stiffness, fluid permeability, heat transfer, and damping properties. This NSF-sponsored project focuses on designing, modeling, and characterizing 3D woven metallic micro-lattices for targeted dynamic properties and applications.