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Title: Auxetic behaviour from connected different-sized squares and rectangles
Authors: Grima, Joseph N.
Manicaro, Elaine
Attard, Daphne
Keywords: Materials -- Elastic properties
Chemical models
Issue Date: 2011-02
Publisher: Royal Society of London
Citation: Grima, J. N., Manicaro, E., & Attard, D. (2011). Auxetic behaviour from connected different-sized squares and rectangles. Proceedings: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 467(2126), 439-458.
Abstract: Auxetic materials exhibit the unusual property of becoming fatter when uniaxially stretched and thinner when uniaxially compressed (i.e. they exhibit a negative Poisson ratio; NPR), a property that may result in various enhanced properties. The NPR is the result of the manner in which particular geometric features in the micro- or nanostructure of the materials deform when they are subjected to uniaxial loads. Here, we propose and discuss a new model made from different-sized rigid rectangles, which rotate relative to each other. This new model has the advantage over existing models that it can be used to describe the properties of very different systems ranging from silicates and zeolites to liquid-crystalline polymers. We show that such systems can exhibit scale-independent auxetic behaviour for stretching in particular directions, with Poisson’s ratios being dependent on the shape and relative size of different rectangles in the model and the angle between them.
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