21 September 2018
- Last edited 22 September 2018
If you are looking to create a beam or surface like structures, you can always parameterize the thickness and use design explorer or Optislang even....
Also, the appstore currently has 2 free apps that can generate honeycomb structures, I haven't tried these but you might be able to parameterize in there as well if you have the xml script:
Alternatively, you can also pattern and parameterize in SpaceClaim or DesignModeler:
So, a quick google search illustrates someone analyzing a structure like this:
Alternatively, If you want to then determine the optimum geometric parameters for a desired structural behavior(Stiffnesses--Usually the end goal). Although several homogenization techniques can be used, they are be primarily calculated based on kinematics:
- Based on kinematics: 6 different solicitations are applied to the unit cell: 3 tensile tests and 3 compressive tests, and resulting force reaction are post-processed and the effective properties of the RVE calculated.
Homogenization is a technique most people use to analyze such structures, peter had provided a very good explanation in this discussion.