Elastomeric cellular structure enhanced by compressible liquid filler

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Colleges, School and Institutes

Abstract

Elastomeric cellular structures provide a promising solution for energy absorption. Their flexible and resilient nature is particularly relevant to protection of human bodies. Herein we develop an elastomeric cellular structure filled with nanoporous material functionalized (NMF) liquid. Due to the nanoscale infiltration in NMF liquid and its interaction with cell walls, the cellular structure has a much enhanced mechanical performance, in terms of loading capacity and energy absorption density. Moreover, it is validated that the structure is highly compressible and self-restoring. Its hyper-viscoelastic characteristics are elucidated.

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Original languageEnglish
Article number26694
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalScientific Reports
Volume6
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2016