Finite element simulation on mechanical properties of zeolite as a potential cellular structure

The mechanical properties of the zeolite model with cellular structure as a unit cell were studied via simulation. Four zeolite models were selected, and the mechanical properties of zeolite and traditional cellular structure were compared by mechanical finite element analysis. The results demonstrate that the zeolite structures possess better mechanical behavior under loading, accompany with uniform distribution of structural stress and less stress concentration. In addition, the effect of porosity on mechanical properties of zeolite model was studied. The results demonstrate that both yield strength and elastic modulus for zeolite decrease with the increase of porosity.

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