HYBRID CLOVER STRUCTURE
The Hybrid Clover Structure is composed of ceramic and polymeric material tubular components, by means of AM. Polymeric part works as the fitting element.
Two different fitting elements: one responsible to connect two ceramic parts and another one that could connect three parts.
Clover Structure in curved and Y configurations.
Locking occurs through macrostructural mechanical adhesion.
Research team: António Pontes and Paulo Cruz (coordination); Álvaro Sampaio, Ana Rita Gonçalves, Bruno Figueiredo and João Carvalho (design and development).