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Title: Dissipative structures and related methods

Abstract

Dissipative structures include at least one panel and a cell structure disposed adjacent to the at least one panel having interconnected cells. A deformable material, which may comprise at least one hydrogel, is disposed within at least one interconnected cell proximate to the at least one panel. Dissipative structures may also include a cell structure having interconnected cells formed by wall elements. The wall elements may include a mesh formed by overlapping fibers having apertures formed therebetween. The apertures may form passageways between the interconnected cells. Methods of dissipating a force include disposing at least one hydrogel in a cell structure proximate to at least one panel, applying a force to the at least one panel, and forcing at least a portion of the at least one hydrogel through apertures formed in the cell structure.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
INL (Idaho National Laboratory (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1107882
Patent Number(s):
8,573,571
Application Number:
12/792,966
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID) INL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-051D14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Langhorst, Benjamin R, and Chu, Henry S. Dissipative structures and related methods. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Langhorst, Benjamin R, & Chu, Henry S. Dissipative structures and related methods. United States.
Langhorst, Benjamin R, and Chu, Henry S. Tue . "Dissipative structures and related methods". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1107882.
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abstractNote = {Dissipative structures include at least one panel and a cell structure disposed adjacent to the at least one panel having interconnected cells. A deformable material, which may comprise at least one hydrogel, is disposed within at least one interconnected cell proximate to the at least one panel. Dissipative structures may also include a cell structure having interconnected cells formed by wall elements. The wall elements may include a mesh formed by overlapping fibers having apertures formed therebetween. The apertures may form passageways between the interconnected cells. Methods of dissipating a force include disposing at least one hydrogel in a cell structure proximate to at least one panel, applying a force to the at least one panel, and forcing at least a portion of the at least one hydrogel through apertures formed in the cell structure.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 EST 2013},
month = {Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 EST 2013}
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