Understanding the flow and thermal characteristics of non-stochastic strut-based and surface-based lattice structures
Sarabhai, S.; Letov, N.; Kibsey, M.; Sanchez, F.; Zhao, Y.F. (2023). Understanding the flow and thermal characteristics of non-stochastic strut-based and surface-based lattice structures. Materials & Design., Volume 227, March 2023, 111787.
Lattice structures are known for their capability to be tailored for achieving specific properties such as high porosity and strength, impact energy absorption and lightweight. While the mechanical properties of the strut-based and surface-based lattice structures have already been investigated in the literature, a systematic investigation of their flow and thermal properties has yet to be established. This work investigates the friction factor and convective heat transfer coefficient across strut- and surface-based lattice structures. The modeled structures are simulated in the convective heat transfer environment to gather the heat transfer coefficient and the friction factor outputs. The simulation results are documented in this work and used to generate a flow and thermal property chart to support the design process by providing a guideline for selecting lattice topologies.