ABSTRACT In this article, deformation and mechanical response of a rubbery metallic material were investigated. First, the mesoscopic structural properties of the material and its evolution during part producing were analyzed and described in detail. Then the inherence relationship between the macroscopic mechanical properties and mesoscopic structural characteristics were studied, in which the related mesoscopic structural characteristics were limited in the basic unit (mm) scale such as the radius of metal wire and unit coil, etc. Furthermore, according to the mesoscopic properties of the material, a curved beam unit based on the mesoscopic scale and shape factor was introduced to bridge the mechanical response and the mesoscopic parameters such as the beam orientation and spatial distribution. In the end, a mesoscopic stiffness model was proposed, from which the macroscopic mechanical properties of material could be deduced from the mesoscopic characteristic size, shape and the mechanical properties of base metallic material.
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