This study investigates the energy absorption behaviour of various non-auxetic and auxetic unit cells under quasi-static compression. Four cellular structures with identical relative volume were designed and additively manufactured using a composite 3D printing technique. Compressive results conclude that the auxetic anti-tetra-chiral structure provides superior energy absorption compared with the other structures tested. This therefore promotes the use of auxetic structures as sandwich panel cores under severe loading scenarios.
|Publication status||Published - 07 Jul 2020|
|Event||2nd World Conference on Advanced Materials for Defense - AUXDEFENSE 2020, 6-8 July 2020 - |
Duration: 06 Jul 2020 → 08 Jul 2020
|Conference||2nd World Conference on Advanced Materials for Defense - AUXDEFENSE 2020, 6-8 July 2020|
|Period||06/07/2020 → 08/07/2020|
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Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis › Doctor of Philosophy