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Title: Load Deflection of Dow Corning SE 1700 Simple Cubic Direct Ink Write Materials: Effect of Thickness and Filament Spacing

Dow Corning SE 1700 (reinforced polydimethylsiloxane) porous structures were made by direct ink writing (DIW) in a simple cubic (SC) configuration. The filament diameter was 250 μm. Structures consisting of 4, 8, or 12 layers were fabricated with center-to-center filament spacing (“road width” (RW)) of 475, 500, 525, 550, or 575 μm. Three compressive load-unload cycles to 2000 kPa were performed on four separate areas of each sample; three samples of each thickness and filament spacing were tested. Geometry-dependent buckling of the SC structure was evident. At a given strain during the third loading phase, stress varied inversely with porosity. At strains of 25% and higher, the stress varied inversely with the number of layers (i.e., thickness); however, the relationship between stress and number of layers was more complex at lower strains. Intra-and inter-sample variability of the load deflection response was higher for thinner and less porous structures.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1241981
Report Number(s):
LLNL--TR-685381
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE