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Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP160102491 [ 2016-04-01 - 2021-12-31 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP160102491]

Researchers: A/Prof Zhen Luo (Chief Investigator) ,  Prof Qing-Hua Qin (Chief Investigator)

Brief description Topology optimisation of mechanical metamaterials with additive manufacture. Metamaterials have sparked a surge of interest with potential applications as diverse as biomedical implants, ballistic barriers, and acoustic cloaks. This project aims to develop topology optimisation technology, with the marriage of additive manufacturing for computational design of mechanical metamaterials of pentamode, which are a new class of artificial composites engineered to have elastic properties not easily found in nature. This approach aims to create novel metamaterials to have extraordinary properties and complex geometries that can be easily fabricated. Potential applications may include defense, vehicles, biomedicine, marine uses, energy and cloaks.

Funding Amount $340,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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