On the design workflow of auxetic metamaterials for structural applications

Wallbanks, M., Khan, M.F., Bodaghi, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-0707-944X, Triantaphyllou, A. and Serjouei, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-7250-4131, 2021. On the design workflow of auxetic metamaterials for structural applications. Smart Materials and Structures. ISSN 0964-1726

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Auxetic metamaterials exhibit an unexpected behaviour of a negative Poisson's ratio, meaning they expand transversely when stretched longitudinally. This behaviour is generated predominantly due to the way individual elements of an auxetic lattice are structured. These structures are gaining interest in a wide variety of applications such as energy absorption, sensors, smart filters, vibration isolation and medical etc. Their potential could be further exploited by the use of additive manufacturing. Currently there is a lack of guidance on how to design these structures. This paper highlights state-of-the-art in auxetic metamaterials and its commonly used unit-cell types. It further explores the design approaches used in the literature on creating auxetic lattices for different applications and proposes, for the first time, a workflow comprising design, simulation and testing of auxetic structures. This workflow provides guidance on the design process for using auxetic metamaterials in structural applications.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Smart Materials and Structures
Creators: Wallbanks, M., Khan, M.F., Bodaghi, M., Triantaphyllou, A. and Serjouei, A.
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Date: 2 December 2021
ISSN: 0964-1726
Rights: © 2021 The Author(s). Published by IOP Publishing Ltd. As the Version of Record of this article is going to be / has been published on a gold open access basis under a CC BY 3.0 licence, this Accepted Manuscript is available for reuse under a CC BY 3.0 licence immediately. Everyone is permitted to use all or part of the original content in this article, provided that they adhere to all the terms of the licence https://creativecommons.org/licences/by/3.0
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 16 Dec 2021 10:58
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2021 10:58
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/45137

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