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Fabrication and mechanical performance of a mesoscale space-filling truss system

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5 Author(s)
Brittain, Scott T. ; Dept. of Chem., Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA, USA ; Sugimura, Y. ; Schueller, Olivier J.A. ; Evans, A.G.
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A small, lightweight, space-filling truss structure is fabricated using soft lithography in combination with electrodeposition. The truss architecture is chosen so that three-dimensionality can be achieved simply by folding a two-dimensional grid at a specific angle. The mechanical performance and structural efficiency of the truss beam are assessed under four-point bending and compared to the bending behavior of a square box beam in terms of non-dimensional indexes for stiffness, weight, and load-bearing capacity

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Microelectromechanical Systems, Journal of  (Volume:10 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

Mar 2001

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