Lattice structures have gained significant attention in recent years due to their lightweight and high-strength characteristics, making them ideal for applications in various industries such as aerospace, automotive, and civil engineering. However, the design and analysis of complex lattice structures present challenges that require innovative solutions. This code presents the development of a design tool using the ABAQUS program, based on Python code, to expedite the creation and analysis of lattice structures.
With the ever-increasing demand for improved performance and efficiency, engineers and researchers face the challenge of reducing computational time and human effort in the design and analysis process. Traditional methods of creating and analyzing lattice structures involve significant manual input, resulting in time-consuming tasks and potential errors. To overcome these limitations, the development of an automated design tool becomes crucial.
The design tool discussed in this paper focuses on three primary aspects: lattice geometry generation and decomposition, unit cell creation, and material assignment. The objective was to create a tool that allows for quick and efficient generation of various lattice configurations while ensuring accurate analysis of their mechanical behavior, particularly in crushing scenarios.