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  • Design and additive manufacturing of architected materials with non-linear mechanical response 

    Fabián Alfonso, Ricardo (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya / University of California, Irvine, 2013)
    Bachelor thesis
    Restricted access - author's decision
    Covenantee:  University of California, Irvine
    Most structural systems are designed to operate in their elastic regime, resulting in a linear relationship between applied loads and resulting displacements. This behavior is easy to analyze but not necessarily optimal ...
  • Design, modeling, and manufacturing of functionally graded sandwich panels 

    Riu Martínez, Josep Oriol (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya / University of California, 2016-11)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    Sandwich materials are structures made of two stiff skins and a softer lightweight core in between them. The function of the core is to separate the face sheets without significantly increasing the weight, thus increasing ...
  • Investigation of micro-architected materials with unusual combinations of stiffness and damping 

    Auria Rasclosa, Borja (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya / University of California, 2010)
    Master thesis (pre-Bologna period)
    Open Access
    It has been known for many years that properties of individual materials can be improved by appropriately combining two materials in a composite. A stiff and a lossy material can be joined to achieve desired combinations ...
  • Optimal design of metal/elastomer hybrid lattices for combined stiffness and damping 

    Güell Izard, Anna (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2012)
    Master thesis (pre-Bologna period)
    Open Access
    A number of advanced engineering systems require structures that are stiff and strong, while being capable of efficiently damping vibrations. These conflicting requirements are typically addressed by connecting two components, ...