Adaptive-Curvature Structures with Auxetic Materials
Advancements in computational tools are offering designers the possibility to change their relationship with materials and establishing new synergies between matter, form and behaviour. This work explores this paradigm by introducing the use of auxetic metamaterials, specifically engineered to obtain properties beyond those found in nature, to generate structures with adaptive curvature obtained from planar construction elements. It is discussed how through programming an initial geometry with the strategic negotiation of several geometrical parameters it is possible to control finely the structural and morphological features of a structure. The paper presents approach, tools and methods for designing auxetics for large scale applications, and use them to create heterogeneous active-bending structures.
Dr. Santina Di Salvo
R. Naboni et al., "Adaptive-Curvature Structures with Auxetic Materials", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1149, pp. 53-63, 2018