Experimental investigation of fracture resistance of auxetic structures

Maryam Hanifpour*, Charlotte Petersen, Mikko Alava, Stefano Zapperi

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Fracture resistance of auxetic Bowtie structures made of brittle material is investigated and compared with fracture resistance of conventional Hexagonal structures. Numerous tensile experiments show that there is a sudden failure in Hexagonal structures as the tensile load increases, whereas failure in auxetic structures happens bond by bond, and as a result brittle auxetic structures survive longer under tensile test.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventInternational Conference on Fracture - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 18 Jun 201720 Jun 2017
Conference number: 14


ConferenceInternational Conference on Fracture
Abbreviated titleICF


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