4D metamaterials with zero Poisson’s ratio, shape recovery, and energy absorption features

Hamzehei, R., Serjouei, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-7250-4131, Wu, N., Zolfagharian, A. and Bodaghi, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-0707-944X, 2022. 4D metamaterials with zero Poisson’s ratio, shape recovery, and energy absorption features. Advanced Engineering Materials. ISSN 1438-1656

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This article introduces novel 3D zero Poisson's ratio (ZPR) metamaterials for reversible energy absorption applications fabricated by 4D printing technology. The designs are introduced based on piecemeal energy absorption (PEA) and conventional energy absorption (CEA) approaches. Topologically, the design of the 3D metamaterials is founded on star-shaped unit cells herein. To achieve the PEA behavior, horizontal bars are merged into the parent star-shaped unit cell. This leads to introducing multistiffness unit cells (controllable unit-cell densifications) to provide stability and different peak force levels during compression. For further evaluation, finite element analysis (FEA) is employed. To illustrate the design functions during physical operation and validate the FEA, lattice-based metamaterials are fabricated from resin with a shape recovery property by an SLA 3D printer and tested mechanically. Close coincidence is observed between the FEA and the experiments, showing the accuracy of the modeling. A thermal test, via a heating–cooling process, is also carried out to display the shape recovery capability of metamaterials where plastic deformations are fully released, and samples get back to their original shapes. Finally, the newly proposed ZPRs are compared with conventional 3D reentrant metamaterials in terms of energy absorption capacity, demonstrating their considerable mechanical performances.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Advanced Engineering Materials
Creators: Hamzehei, R., Serjouei, A., Wu, N., Zolfagharian, A. and Bodaghi, M.
Publisher: Wiley
Date: 22 June 2022
ISSN: 1438-1656
Rights: © 2022 The Authors. Advanced Engineering Materials published by Wiley-VCH GmbH. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 12 Jul 2022 07:55
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2022 07:55
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/46587

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