We present a finite element discrete model for pantographic lattices, based on a continuous Euler–Bernoulli beam for modeling the fibers composing the pantographic sheet. This model takes into account large displacements, rotations and deformations; the Euler–Bernoulli beam is described by using nonlinear interpolation functions, a Green–Lagrange strain for elongation and a curvature depending on elongation. On the basis of the introduced discrete model of a pantographic lattice, we perform some numerical simulations. We then compare the obtained results to an experimental BIAS extension test on a pantograph printed with polyamide PA2200. The pantographic structures involved in the numerical as well as in the experimental investigations are not proper fabrics: They are composed by just a few fibers for theoretically allowing the use of the Euler–Bernoulli beam theory in the description of the fibers. We compare the experiments to numerical simulations in which we allow the fibers to elastically slide one with respect to the other in correspondence of the interconnecting pivot. We present as result a very good agreement between the numerical simulation, based on the introduced model, and the experimental measures.
|Titolo:||A Ritz approach for the static analysis of planar pantographic structures modeled with nonlinear Euler–Bernoulli beams|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nella tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|