Numerical Simulations of 3D Metallic Auxetic Metamaterials in both Compression and Tension
Auxetic materials exhibit uncommon behaviour, i.e. they will shrink (expand) laterally under compression (tension). This novel feature has attracted intense research interest. However, most of previous works focus on auxetic behaviour in either compression or tension. Most of the auxetic materials are not symmetric in tension and compression under large deformation. Studies on the auxetic performance of metamaterials both in compression and tension are important but rare. As an extension of our previous research on compressive auxetic performance of 3D metallic auxetic metamaterials, numerical simulations were carried out to investigate the auxetic and other mechanical properties of the 3D metallic auxetic metamaterials in tension. The preliminary results indicated that the designed 3D metallic auxetic metamaterials exhibited better auxetic performance in compression than in tension. By increasing a pattern scale factor, auxetic performance of the 3D metallic auxetic metamaterials under tension can be improved. With proper adjustment of the pattern scale factor, an approximately symmetric auxetic performance could be achieved in compression and tension.
Yuantong Gu, Hong Guan, Emilie Sauret, Suvash Saha, Haifei Zhan, Rodney Persky
X. Ren et al., "Numerical Simulations of 3D Metallic Auxetic Metamaterials in both Compression and Tension", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 846, pp. 565-570, 2016